RAP is a conduit–a bridge that brings folks from all occupations together to create a network of relationships for buyers, end users and companies within the plant-based sector for potential partnership and coalition building. We are building a scaffolding blueprint of innovation, ideas, business models, and solutions that is resulting in a new vision for the plant-based economy, farmers, their families, and the land we all love. We are becoming a central Clearing House for Farm Transition technology and are committed to the evolution of animal agriculture.
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Why Transition Information
Wanting to move towards veganism but not 100% sure? Looking for guidance on your vegan lifestyle? Maybe you just want to become more aware of plant-based diets, the dairy and meat industry? These vegan documentaries have the answers!
Want to learn more about the impacts of animal agriculture on our planet? Or hear about the plant-based industry from entrepreaneurs and experts? Review our handpicked TV shows here.
A transition to plant-based agriculture may seem intimidating, but there are many compelling reasons for making this change. Watch these “Why Transition Videos” to learn more about this important decision.
Plant Based Industry
It’s not just about vegan food. Consumers are looking for plant-based clothing and household goods. Learn more about companies using sustainable, plant-based materials for their products.
So you’ve made the transition – or considering it – and want to know how to sell your commodities in the vegan food marketplace. Here is information about the burgeoning plant-based industry and the many potential partners that are awaiting you.
Read about the myriad plant-based proteins that vegans enjoy, and the many choices you have in transitioning your agricultural operation.
To learn about the “vegconomy” and other plant-based industry matters, choose from our selection of professional journals here.
Mushrooms are a smart choice for many transitioning farmers. Not only can your land and infrastructure be easily leveraged for this new operation (chicken coops can be repurposed to grow mushrooms!) but the high profitability of mushrooms make this a financially smart choice!
Transitioning farmers with acres of land could consider transforming their property into energy producing businesses. Learn more here.
Cell-based meat, also known as cultured, clean, lab-grown, and cultivated meat, is meat produced without killing the animal by cultivating its cells. Here’s a look at some big cell-based meat (and seafood) companies to watch.
By paying someone else to either reduce their emissions or capture their carbon, companies can compensate for their environmental footprint and even, in the most ambitious cases, use carbon credits to get to carbon-neutral status.
Plant Based Farming
Biocyclic vegan agriculture means purely plant-based organic farming. This form of cultivation excludes all commercial livestock farming and slaughtering of animals and does not use any inputs of animal origin.
Have you heard of “veganic”? It’s a combination of plant-based and organic – and its’ very popular. Read about farmers using the veganic method of growing their crops.
Want to learn more about veganic farming? Here are some helpful and informative articles.
Looking to make a connection with successful organic farmers but don’t know where to begin? See our list here.
Hemp is becoming wildly popular. Read here about how to join this growing industry.
Farming & Ranching
Read about ranchers and farmers who are transitioning from being a ranch where animals were exploited to either a sanctuary, or other model.
Want some inspiration? Here are some incredible success stories of ranchers who have made this change, and the benefits they have enjoyed.
Making any changes to your business can be expensive. We have compiled some funding options for transitioning farmers and ranchers here.
Want to “dig deep” on plant-based agriculture? We have some scientific and industry research literature here.
Our mother earth is facing several environmental crises – from global warming to land and air pollution – and animal agriculture is intensifying these challenges. Read these articles to learn more about the difference you can make by transitioning to plant-based agriculture.
The connection between pandemics and animal agriculture is clear. By reducing the amount of intensive breeding and animal-based farming that is happening, we can reduce humankind’s risk of facing the next wave of infections. Read more here.
Many ranchers are facing the same decision you are. Here are a list of organizations that are emerging which help farmers like you.
While the world is a very bleak place for the animals trapped in the agriculture system, there is hope for the future as there are a growing number of individuals and organizations fighting for their rights.
Considering turning your farm or ranch to a farm animal sanctuary. You can learn from these stellar examples.
Your transition to plant-based agriculture will reduce your ecological footprint. These global organizations are great resources for reducing the environmental impact of animal agriculture.
These other organizations provide helpful information and resources.
Senator Cory Booker and Representative Ro Khanna reintroduced critical legislation that would place an immediate moratorium on the construction of new or expanding large confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), with a phaseout of existing large facilities by 2040. Factory farms place our public health and food supply at risk, pollute the environment and our drinking water, wreck rural communities and fuel climate change — while increasing corporate control over our food.
As a young child, I was fascinated by nonhuman animals and felt a strong connection to them. When I saw these magnificent individuals confined in cages, I knew it was very cruel and very wrong. I agonized over the monkey kept in a cage at the local department store...
AFA Lobbies for Justice & Fairness in Farm Policy & LegislationAgriculture Fairness Alliance is a vegan backed Lobbying Group, who advocates for fairness in US agriculture policy and laws, in order to benefit farmers who practice non-exploitative and...
Farmers & Ranches – The Rancher Advocacy Program is for YOU
The Rancher Advocacy Program was designed specifically for you – our ranchers and their immediate families – to provide clarity and solutions in a supportive environment and to assist you in the transition towards compassionate business choices. You will be presented with a range of business models that allow you and your family to make a difference in the world by contributing to the health and longevity of our planet and to achieve prosperity in our growing ecosystem of plant-based food options and other innovative solutions away from animal agriculture.
The RAP team recognizes that family ranchers and their families are the salt of the earth and their traditions are interwoven into the fabric and history of the land to which they’ve dedicated their lives. Our capitalistic society is rooted and grounded in using cattle and other farmed animals as commodities. Our generation is motivated to soften, change and ultimately evolve traditional ranching methodologies by creating new practices that will shape this and future generations through revolutionary solutions that protect and preserve our environment and our health. Together we will create a new socio-economic, supportive model for ranchers that is financially viable that respects and honors the traditions and heritage of ranching culture.