Sädeharju Soja

The aim of this doctoral thesis is to find out how Finnish pioneer farmers are making the transition towards regenerative agriculture and how they use adaptive management in their decision-making, especially how they use tacit knowledge and intuition. An understanding of farmers’ intuition as a part of the decision-making process is needed, because farmers use intuition in their decision-making. This study gives socially significant information of farmers decision-making and thus enables supporting farmers in their transition towards regenerative agriculture in an individual and collective levels. By that, it is possible to strengthen farmers, societies and socio-ecological resilience in a holistic way, which is needed in sustainability transformation to protect natural systems.