EOV – giving New Zealand land a voice
Are you interested in joining the regenerative movement? Would you like to make a difference to New Zealand farming and agriculture? Do you want to do your bit to help reverse climate change?
Stay tuned for announcements about the 2022 series of Short-term Ecological Outcome Verification training courses.
Become a Short-Term EOV Monitor and learn to monitor ecological health of land to help inform land managers as to the impact of their management on ecological health.
Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) is the science inside the Land to Market programme connecting produce from regenerating land to conscious consumers. Short-Term monitoring is completed annually as part of the verification of the land base.
This accreditation is recognised globally and you will be able to complete and charge for Short-term Monitoring once you have qualified. This is a key role in regenerative management. Each farm wishing to maintain Ecological Outcome Verification to be part of the Land to Market programme must have a positive trending Ecological Health Index year on year.
Our training of Short-Term Monitors is a 4 day training programme with a mix of online and in-field training. Once you have successfully completed the training plus the assignment which follows, you will become eligible to conduct Short-Term Monitoring as part of the Ecological Outcome Verification. An EOV monitor can advance to higher levels according with his/her training and field experience.
Pre course preparation on Ecological Monitoring and Foundations of Holistic Management.
Online training sessions for both courses
Start with indoor session
- Introductions and review of training to date
- Outline of next 3 days
- Overview of EOV, monitoring and implementation
- The data platform and reporting
Move to outdoors
- Complete a monitoring plan for a model farm
- Introductions to assessing ecological indicators
- Review day 1
- Evaluate forage quantity, quality and EHI in 6 monitoring sites selected for being contrasting situations as a group (different states, different management).
- Perform a complete STM events individually.
- Revise STM scoring and check consistency of scoring at 3 sites
- Set up LTM transect and discuss how it fits with Ecological Monitoring and EOV.
- Lunch and wind up
Assignment: plan and perform STM on two farms individually, and upload the info correctly to the EOV platform. Be able to make a report to the farmer. Once the trainee has demonstrated they can complete upload of data and report to the satisfaction of EOV Quality Assurance they will achieve accreditation.
Ata Regenerative are at the forefront of regenerative agriculture practice in New Zealand. With 17 years working in the regenerative space and as the Savory Hub for NZ, Ata Regenerative is the only certified Ecological Outcome Verification provider in New Zealand. Ata Regenerative can assist with your transition to farm practice that focuses on the regeneration of soils, increased productivity and biological diversity, as well as economic and social well-being.