About WIRRED

Walkers Institute for Regenerative Research and Design (WIRRED) is a not-for-profit think tank, research centre and consultancy dedicated to the study of climate-smart agricultural practices. WIRRED is working towards the ongoing development of an educational centre, an ecosystem services consultancy, a financially viable eco-tourism and hospitality business and the creation of community-based livelihoods within the agro-tourism sector.

WIRRED works through leveraging partnerships to implement and scale regenerative agriculture programs and engage with the private sector through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The organization believes that successful regenerative development requires a multi-sector network that includes farmers, academics, the community, industry leaders, investors, NGOs and policy makers, among others. At the centre of these partnerships is one common focus – a shared love for people, equity, equality and the environment.

FOCUS
AREAS

CLIMATE ADAPTION & RESILIENCE

Global climate change is the defining issue of our time. As a small island developing state(SIDS), Barbados is particularly vulnerable and that’s why building climate resilient communities is critical to our mission.

MARINE & TERRESTRIAL BIODIVERSITY​

Barbados is home to some of the world’s most diverse and productive land and marine ecosystems which act as food sources and economic opportunities for livelihood. These delicately balanced habitats are increasingly at risk due to climate change. Our work combats biodiversity loss by restoring and creating healthy environments through regenerative practices.

OCEANS, SOILS & FRESHWATER SYSTEMS​

Our oceans, soils, and freshwater systems are intimately linked. Maintaining a dynamic and rich ecological balance between them supports a thriving world. Our work prioritizes a commitment to the mindful management of natural resources to ensure an abundant future.

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY​

Regenerative agriculture holds the possibility for equity, inclusion and sustainability. This paradigm supports an economy that functions to revitalize our soil and communities, and lies at the core of a future free from world hunger and poverty.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLY & DISTRIBUTION

Renewable energy is the cornerstone of a climate resilient world. Our belief is that cutting edge technologies support the decentralized development of clean energy. We’re dedicated to exploring new ways in which carbon neutral and carbon negative energy solutions can responsibly support the growth of local and global rural economies.

YOUTH & TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION​

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. By connecting youth to our regenerative agriculture practices they reconnect with local, indigenous ways of knowing that provide for deeper understanding of themselves and the world. Through innovative research and training programs we’re empowering youth with new ways of thinking and economic opportunity while creating more climate resilient environments.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & LIVELIHOOD GENERATION​

Local community engagement is critical to our long-term relevance in Barbados and beyond. At the core of community outreach is authentic connection— to people, to the land, and to our collective histories. Our inclusive vision holds space for gender equitable economic growth centered in a circular economy of vibrant, thriving communities here in Barbados and across the globe.

LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL
ECO-AGROTOURISM

Walker’s Reserve, WIRRED’s land-based living laboratory, is a global demonstration site that recognizes and harnesses the transformative benefits of regenerative agriculture. Walker’s reserve is both a local hotspot and international destination that is developing into an ideal model for eco-agrotourism.

HUMAN HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Truly regenerative landscapes are transformative and nourishing to both people and the planet. By holding space for community, WIRRED encourages collective healing, growth and prosperity.

LAND REGENERATION

Regenerative practices enhance the environment, community and individuals by building capacity and capability; and by encouraging interconnectedness and the creation of symbiotic relationships. At WIRRED we’re building an innovative model for regeneration that can be replicated and scaled to take landscapes from degradative to regenerative.

KEY PROJECTS

WALKER'S RESERVE

Walker's Reserve

One Tree for Every Bajan

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CONTACT US

Unit 22, Town Square Mall,
Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter
Barbados, WI

info@wirred.org   •  +1 (246) 622-4097

Walkers Institute for Regeneration Research Education and Design Inc. 
(WIRRED) is a registered non-profit company under the Companies
Act, Cap.308: Company No. 42861.  Non-profit status: Registered under 
Charities Act, Cap 243: Registered Charities No. 1405.