Next Generation Agriculture

We represent and commercialise innovative agricultural and crop production technologies in Southern Africa, with a focus on regenerative or environmentally beneficial solutions for the commercial and smallholder agriculture sector.

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RegenZ is an independent and agile agriculture services business based in South Africa. With over 30 years of experience in South Africa’s agriculture industry, RegenZ represents and commercialises innovative agricultural and crop production technologies in Southern Africa, with a focus on regenerative or environmentally beneficial solutions for the commercial and smallholder agriculture sector. RegenZ specialises in creating markets at the commercial and smallholder level, and developing attractive propositions for the introduction and success of innovative agricultural technology.


Contact RegenZ if you are an innovative agriculture/food production technology company looking to grow your footprint in Southern Africa. 

Regenerative Farming

Regenerative agricultural practices and innovative farming solutions are the keys to achieving food security while protecting our planet’s natural resources, reversing climate change and restoring ecosystems.

Innovative Agriculture

RegenZ aims to be a global leader in the transformation of human health and nutrition by driving the widespread adoption of innovative agriculture practices; and discovering, applying, and commercialising sustainable innovations in crop production technology.

Our Services Include:

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Testing, developing and commercialising seed potatoes suited to the environmental conditions and market requirements of Southern Africa.

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Since 1992, the RegenZ team has developed significant expertise in the representation of Plant Breeders Rights and innovative agricultural technology in Southern Africa.

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We are working with Solynta to successfully introduce Hybrid True Potato Seed (HTPS) to the Southern African market. A breakthrough innovation in potato production technology.

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Microbes are the living organisms in your soil and they contribute to the health of the soil and therefore the health of your crops. We offer selected products that can be ordered directly from us.


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Transition to Regenerative Agriculture

Let our experts guide you through the transition from conventional to regenerative farming. From cover cropping, inter-cropping to crop rotations and carbon credits, our regenerative agriculture consultants will help you make sustainable changes.

Challenges Faced By Farmers Today

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input costs

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on fertiliser

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Pressure from consumers
to farm more sustainably

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Pressure from governments to
reduce greenhouse gases

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Pressure to
sequester carbon

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The unpredictable effects
of climate change

The Benefits of Regenerative Farming

Regenerative agriculture is farming for the future. By incorporating regenerative farming practices, many farmers improve their yields, carbon footprint, and bottom line by using fewer chemical inputs and growing healthier plants. Transitioning to regenerative farming in a periodised and manageable way makes the process affordable and sustainable in the long term.

  • Build soil carbon
  • Increase soil health and microbial diversity 
  • Build topsoil
  • Sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
  • Mitigate or reverse the effects of climate change
  • Meet climate targets and corporate responsibility goals
  • Reduce input costs over time as soil health starts to rejuvenate
  • Address changing consumer demands
  • Increase profits and generate farm livelihoods
  • Regenerative soil practices are scalable and replicable 
  • Can be implemented on any farm or land management enterprise
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Why Choose RegenZ?

We are independent

Market development of partners’ IP in Southern African

Extensive reach across a broad spectrum of Southern Africa’s agriculture industry stakeholders 

Smooth regulatory access to Southern African markets

Diverse resource availability in the business

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30+ Years

of agricultural experience

RegenZ was born out of our sister company, Zylem. Built on the foundation of our established seed potato business, RegenZ is a vehicle for researching, testing, and commercialising innovations in agricultural technology more broadly, with an emphasis on promoting regenerative farming practices.


products and technology

Through a wealth of resources and networks, we represent technology and products that help farmers transition to regenerative farming.

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Get paid

for carbon sequestration

When you transition to regenerative farming practices, you are entitled to carbon credit remuneration programmes for sequestering carbon. We help you get paid for sequestering carbon through our carbon credit partner.

Our Contribution Toward The UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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Through enabling communities around agriculture with the right inputs and training resources

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Through the introduction of innovative and resilient crop varieties into rural communities

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Promoting good health through restoring agricultural practices that focuses on human health

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Through improved agricultural practices we can improve the general wellbeing of our environments

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RegenZ is built on strong and scalable partnerships and will continue to work on this model

Helpful Guides and Resources

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Regenerative Agriculture In South Africa: All You Need to Know

Regenerative agriculture is the solution for South Africa’s farmers. In this guide, we’ll summarise everything you need to know about regenerative farming, regenerative agriculture methods and regenerative soil practices.

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Farming Potatoes In South Africa: What You Need to Know

In South Africa, maize meal and bread are the most commonly consumed sources of carbohydrates. However, South Africans have eaten twice as many potatoes over the past decade compared to the decade before it, buoyed by a growing middle class.

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Your Guide To Plant Variety Rights Protection in South Africa

Plant variety protection is an important way of ensuring and recognising the development of new varieties while safeguarding the recognition of plant breeders’ rights.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Regenerative agriculture is a set of farming principles that seeks to regenerate and restore soil health. These principles are:
  • Minimal soil disturbance (tillage and chemical inputs)
  • Roots in the ground all year round (cover crops)
  • Crop diversity (intercropping, crop rotation)
  • Keeping soil cover/Soil armour (cover crops, mulch)
  • Livestock integration
Regenerative agriculture and organic agriculture share some principles and practices, but they are not the same.
  • Organic agriculture avoids synthetic inputs, focusing on natural farming methods. It has specific certification standards.
  • Regenerative agriculture is a broader approach centred on actively regenerating and restoring ecosystems. It aims to improve soil health, increase biodiversity, and enhance resilience by employing techniques such as cover cropping, crop rotation, and minimising soil disturbance.

The transition from conventional agriculture to regenerative agriculture takes planning and takes time. The best strategy is working with a company that has done this before to avoid any unexpected crop losses. The transition period can take up to 10 years, but you can start making a prominent change within one year. Regenerative agriculture is a long-term approach that will reduce input costs over time but retain similar yields, leading to increased profitability of the farming operation.

The answer will always depend on several contextual factors in the specific farming setup. But in short, yes, it has been proven, and there is evidence to prove it.

Regenerative farming is merely a set of principles that will have the best effect when all are implemented, but this does not require you to implement all of them. You can focus on a few principles to begin with and incorporate more as your farming operation progresses to a more regenerative setup. So, the answer to that question would be: yes, you can be a regenerative farmer without livestock.

The best crops for the regenerative agriculture approach vary depending on the region, soil type, and specific goals of the farmer. However, here are some crops commonly used in regenerative agriculture:
  • Plants like clover, rye, vetch, and legumes are used as cover crops between main crops
  • Perennials, such as certain varieties of grains (like perennial wheat and rice), fruits, nuts, and legumes, have extensive root systems that enhance soil structure, increase organic matter, and reduce soil erosion
  • Crops that thrive in no-till systems, such as various grains, legumes, and vegetables
  • Crops that are more resilient to drought conditions, such as millets, sorghum, or certain varieties of maize and beans
  • Crops like hemp or certain varieties of legumes contribute significantly to soil health by adding organic matter and improving nutrient levels

Products with fish, kelp and molasses are some natural industry co-products that are heavily used in agriculture and (when mixed correctly) can achieve good yields while improving soil health.

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