Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin is the founder and director of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance. He moved to the US from Guatemala in the 1990s. In our conversation we talk about the power of movements, why small-scale farmers in the United States are rarely successful, and the difference between ‘feeding’ the indigenous mindset versus the colonizer mindset.
About Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin began working on economic development projects with indigenous Guatemalan communities in 1988. He served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America and as an advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. He was a founding member of the Fair-Trade Federation in 1994.
A native Guatemalan, Regi received his agronomy degree from the Escuela Nacional Central de Agricultura, studied at the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala, then graduated from Augsburg University in Minneapolis with a major in international business administration and a minor in communications. In 2016 Regi authored In the Shadow of Green Man: My Journey from Poverty and Hunger to Food Security and Hope.
He is currently the owner-founder of Regeneration Farms LLC, and Founder and President of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance. Regi was awarded a prestigious lifetime Ashoka Fellowship in 2018 for his work in Regenerative Poultry Systems.
Regenerative Agriculture Alliance links
For regenerative poultry training visit: www.regenpoultry.com
For information on the regenerative poultry system and to connect with the ecosystems management non-profit arm of the system visit: www.regenagalliance.org
To purchase products or to invest in the system visit: www.treerangefarms.com
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