Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food

www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com
How can we put our money to work in regenerative agriculture and food? Join me as I’m trying to find out in these conversations!


85 John Kempf, what would he do with a 1 billion dollar investment fund?
Jul 14 • 72 min
John Kempf, founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) and host of Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, is back on the podcast to discuss his book on Regenerative Agriculture, developing AI agronomists, and influencing farmers to ask better questions.
84 Russ Conser on using birds to sell climate positive beef and why regeneration is inevitable
Jul 7 • 79 min
Russ Conser, co-founder of StandardSoil and BlueNest Beef, discusses the potential of soil carbon in regenerative agriculture, the role of regenerative entrepreneurs and the science behind livestock farming.
83 Fabio Sakamoto, growing large scale Brazilian regenerative organic agriculture
Jun 30 • 61 min
A conversation with Fabio Sakamoto, co-founder of Rizoma agro, about regenerative organic soy and grain production and the costs of regenerative organic down in Brazil.
82 Bastien Sachet, how Nestlè and Ferrero are decommodifying their supply chains
Jun 23 • 59 min
A conversation with Bastien Sachet, CEO of the Earthworm Foundation, on the role of the largest commodity buyers and brands in the world in the regenerative transitions.—————————————————————————————Welcome to Investing in…
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Phil Taylor and Brandon Welch, Mad Agriculture
Jun 16 • 82 min
Phil Taylor and Brandon Welsh of Mad Agriculture are the sixth guests of the Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt Series.
QA webinar with Geert van der Veer, Herenboeren, about community owned regen farms
Jun 12 • 57 min
This is the audio of the QA webinar with Geert van der Veer. Listen how Herenboeren is building this movement of community owned regenerative farms.
81 Dan Miller, crowdfunding and its key role in regenerative agriculture
Jun 9 • 63 min
Is investing in regenerative agriculture and food only for large investors? An interview with Dan Miller, founder of crowd investing platform Steward
Ask Me Anything Recording - June 4th
Jun 6 • 62 min
The third Ask Me Anything webinar was an opportunity for the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food community to come together and ask Koen van Seijen and everyone else on the call their burning questions regarding building a regenerative food…
80 Jonathan Lundgren - Regen ag much more profitable than extractive ag?!
Jun 2 • 48 min
A conversation with Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, director of the nonprofit Regenerative Agriculture Research Center, the ECDYSIS Foundation, and the CEO of Blue Dasher farm in South Dakota
Ask Me Anything Recording - April 29th
May 30 • 53 min
The second Ask Me Anything webinar was an opportunity for the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food community to come together and ask Koen van Seijen and everyone else on the call their burning questions regarding building a regenerative food…
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Nicolas Verschuere, Soil Capital
May 26 • 51 min
The co-founder and COO of Soil Capital, Nicolas Verschuere, is the fifth guest of the Transition Finance for Farmers Series. We discuss something rarely covered, the profitability of regenerative and non-regenerative farmers. Does a farmer need transition…
Ask Me Anything Recording - April 8th
May 24 • 62 min
The first Ask Me Anything webinar was an opportunity for the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food community to come together and ask Koen van Seijen and everyone else on the call their burning questions regarding building a regenerative food…
79 Wood Turner and Atish Babu, how to build the ideal regenerative fund structure
May 19 • 42 min
In this interview, we take on this challenge with regenerative agriculture fund managers Wood Turner and Atish Babu of Agriculture Capital. Together they have raised 800 million across two funds for permanent crops in the last six years.
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Bert Mulder, Tomasu
May 12 • 49 min
Bert Mulder of Tomasu Soy Sauce, a product that really goes from soil to plate, is the fourth guest of the Transition Finance for Farmers Series.
78 Shameek Chakravarty, how zero budget natural farming is taking off in India
May 5 • 44 min
Catching up with Shameek of Farmizen, who we interviewed 2 years ago. So much has happened but their mission is still the same: providing high quality, organic produce from zero budget natural farms to people living in the larger Indian cities.
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Robyn O’Brien, rePlant Capital
Apr 28 • 57 min
Robyn O’Brien of rePlant Capital is the third guest of the Transition Finance for Farmers Series
10min with Catherine Tubb on precision fermentation and industrial animal farming disruption by 2030
Apr 21 • 9 min
This is the summary of the interview with Catherine Tubb of RethinkX, co-author of the “Rethinking Food & Agriculture” report.
77 Paul Gambill, paying farmers for storing carbon in their soils at Nori
Apr 14 • 61 min
Paul Gambill is the CEO of Nori, a company building a marketplace to pay farmers for the carbon they stored by switching to regenerative agriculture. This could incentivise thousands of farmers to change practises!
10 min with Brian Von Herzen on why oceans are the next billion $ opportunity of regen ag
Apr 7 • 10 min
How marine permaculture can regenerate 70% of the Earth surface, the oceans, according to Brian Von Herzen, executive director of the Climate Foundation and original founder of the Marine Permaculture Movement.
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Sallie Calhoun and Esther Park, Cienega Capital
Mar 31 • 46 min
How would two of the most experienced impact investors in regen ag and food approach the financing of the regenerative transition of Benedikt’s farm?
10min with Geert van der Veer on how Herenboeren is scaling community owned farms in Europe
Mar 24 • 10 min
This is a summary of the second interview with Geert van der Veer, co-founder of Herenboeren, a movement to build a thousand community owned regenerative farms in Europe.
76 Oliver Hanke, invested over 150M in sustainable agroforestry
Mar 17 • 85 min
A deep dive with Oliver Hanke of 12Tree into how they are making agroforestry investable for institutional investors.
10 min with Isabella Tree on rewilding a 3,500 acre British farm that was never profitable before
Mar 10 • 10 min
A summary of the interview with Isabella Tree, author of the book Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm.
75 Felipe Villela, regenerating 1M ha of land worldwide by 2030 through agroforestry
Mar 3 • 45 min
Listen to the podcast with Felipe Villela, co-founder of reNature, company working to regenerate nature through agroforestry together with corporates.
74 Jill Clapperton, a 25 years learning journey on nutrient density, healthy soils, food and people
Feb 25 • 63 min
Co-founder of Rhizoterra Inc. and scientific advisor of chef Dan Barber, Jill Clapperton has been focussed on the connection between healthy soils, healthy food and healthy people for the last 25 years.
73 Stephanie Race, demystifying science to help farmers to make better decisions
Feb 18 • 47 min
An episode with Stephanie Race, founder and CEO of Crop Performance Ltd, which works with growers and food companies to improve productivity, conserve resources, and monitor the environmental impact of agriculture and food production on land and water use.
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Jurrien Appers of Triodos Bank Investment Management
Feb 11 • 43 min
In this interview we will learn how one of the most sustainable banks in the world, Triodos, approaches financing transitions in energy and food.
72 Mark Campanale Matt McLuckie, the hidden risks in the food and ag system any investor should know
Feb 4 • 38 min
An episode with Mark Campanale and Matt McLuckie of Planet Tracker, a non-profit financial think tank focused on planetary limits and financial markets e.g. fisheries, water and textiles.
71 Yasmine Svan, why a 1.3 trillion asset manager is asking questions about soil health
Jan 28 • 20 min
Yasmine Svan is Sustainability Analyst at Legal & General Investment Management, one of the largest asset mangers in Europe.
70 Mark Frederiks, how to radically change the food system through local supply chains
Jan 21 • 34 min
Today an interview with Mark Frederiks, entrepreneur and Dutch Hub Manager SMARTCHAIN, on short food webs. How to reconnect the consumer with the farmer to radically change the food system.
69 Thomas Rippel, checking in on land ownership, stable coins, pensions for farmers and city folks
Jan 14 • 54 min
This check in interview with Thomas Rippel. We discuss crowdfunding, stable coins, pensions for farmers, food pensions for city folks and land ownership.
68 Brian Von Herzen, Why oceans are the next billion $ opportunity of regenerative agriculture
Jan 7 • 45 min
How marine permaculture can regenerate 70% of the Earth surface: the oceans. In this episode I interview Brian Von Herzen, executive director of the Climate Foundation and the original founder of the Marine Permaculture Movement.
67 Ethan Steinberg and Jeremy Kaufman, ready to invest over 15M into agroforestry systems in the US
Dec 30, 2019 • 42 min
We checked in with the co-founders of Propagate Ventures Jeremy and Ethan after our interview 1,5 years ago! A conversation about how they are scaling up agroforestry to every farm and what they have learned in the past years.
What 2019 taught me about Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food
Dec 27, 2019 • 7 min
This is the 2019 review for the Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food podcast series, hosted by Koen van Seijen.It has been an amazing year, with many interviews, a new special series on transition finance, but also gave me some lessons and…
Regenerative Agriculture Industry Map ft Ethan Soloviev plus review 2019
Dec 23, 2019 • 18 min
Finally a (almost) complete overview of the Regenerative Agriculture Industry! Learn more as I discuss the Map with Ethan Soloviev, international expert on regenerative agriculture, farmer, writer, and vice president of Research at HowGood, Inc. Plus a…
66 Lachy Ritchie, why fixing the agtalent problem is the key to the regen ag revolution
Dec 23, 2019 • 38 min
This time I spoke with Lachy Ritchie, co-founder of Agtalent, a digital marketplace for training, recruitment and expert services in the sustainable and regenerative agriculture sector.
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt (his story, his vision and the farm)
Dec 21, 2019 • 59 min
His story, his vision and the farm. Koen van Seijen and Benedikt Bösel are the co-hosts of this special series dedicated to Transition Finance in regenerative agriculture and food.
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Gut&Bösel farm
Dec 20, 2019 • 23 min
Gut&Bösel farm Koen van Seijen and Benedikt Bösel are the co-hosts of this special series dedicated to Transition Finance in regenerative agriculture and food.
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Benedikt’s beyond farming vision
Dec 19, 2019 • 17 min
Koen van Seijen and Benedikt Bösel are the co-hosts of this special series dedicated to Transition Finance in regenerative agriculture and food. Benedikt’s beyond farming vision
Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt - Benedikt’s story
Dec 18, 2019 • 23 min
Koen van Seijen and Benedikt Bösel are the co-hosts of this special series dedicated to Transition Finance in regenerative agriculture and food. In this series Koen is joined by Benedikt Bösel, owner of the 1000h Gut&Bösel farm
Introducing Transition Finance for Farmers with Benedikt
Dec 17, 2019 • 1 min
Introduction Koen van Seijen and Benedikt Bösel are the co-hosts of this special series dedicated to Transition Finance in regenerative agriculture and food.
65 Catherine Tubb, why precision fermentation completely disrupts industrial animal farming by 2030
Dec 10, 2019 • 38 min
Will precision fermentation really be 100 times more land efficient, produce 10-25 times more feedstock and be 10 times more water efficient? And what does it do with nutrient density and healthcare? An interview with Catherine Tubb of RethinkX, co-author…
10 min with Zach Weiss, climate change is a symptom of water cycle disturbance and we can fix it
Dec 3, 2019 • 10 min
“Water is the ultimate capital of a farmer” according to Zach Weiss of Elemental Ecosystems, working on water retention landscapes.
64 Matteo Mazzola, the potential and opportunity of regenerative agriculture in Italy
Nov 26, 2019 • 52 min
In this podcast I talk with Matteo Mazzola, farmer and owner, together with his partner Paola Archetti, of Iside Farm in Sulzano, on the Iseo Lake.————————————————————————————————————Welcome to Investing in Regenerative Agriculture.Join our Gumroad…
10 min with Armin Steuernagel on how to keep a mission driven company independent and raise capital
Nov 19, 2019 • 10 min
Who has the real power in your regenerative company? Money? Family? Or Purpose? Did you dare to ask the power question?
63 Joelle Faulkner, why a $250M Canadian farmland investor entered regen ag
Nov 12, 2019 • 23 min
In this podcast I talk with Joelle Faulkner, president and CEO of Area One Farms, an alternative asset management firm that she co-founded in 2012.
10 min with Judith D Schwartz on what is possible with soil
Nov 5, 2019 • 10 min
A short summary of the interview with Judith D. Schwarz, a journalist whose recent work looks at soil as a hub for multiple environmental, economic and social challenges-and solutions.
62 Phil Graves, how Patagonia is investing its $75 million fund into regenerative agriculture
Oct 29, 2019 • 27 min
Why regenerative ORGANIC certification is key for the future of agriculture? In this podcast I talk with Phil Graves, head of Patagonia’s venture fund Tin Shed Ventures.
10min with Tony Lovell, how the $ 100M SLM fund handled the six driest years on record
Oct 22, 2019 • 10 min
10min with Tony Lovell, how the $ 100M SLM fund handled the six driest years on record
61 Greg Shewmaker, there are hardly any nutrients in the food we eat
Oct 15, 2019 • 49 min
Join me in this interview with Greg Shewmaker, where we take a deep dive into nutrient density of food and how it is becoming possible to assess this on the spot (for example if your apple is full of nutrients or just a sugar bomb).
Soil Wealth: growing opportunities to allocate capital to regenerative food systems
Oct 8, 2019 • 15 min
In this short podcast, recorded at the Regenerative Food Systems Investment(RFSI) forum that took place in Oakland on Sep 30 - Oct 1, I interviewed David LeZaks, Delta Institute, and Joshua Humphreys, Croatan Institute.
Regeneration Newsroom Podcast Oct 2019 ft Ethan Soloviev @ RFSI
Oct 4, 2019 • 12 min
In this special episode of the Regeneration Newsroom podcast Ethan Soloviev and I share our highlights of the Regenerative Food Systems Investment(RFSI) forum that took place in Oakland on Sep 30 - Oct 1.
60 Geert van der Veer, how Herenboeren is scaling community owned farms in Europe
Oct 1, 2019 • 30 min
This is a check in interview with Geert van der Veer, co-founder of Herenboeren, a movement to build a thousand community owned regenerative farms in Europe.
10 min with Aymeric Jung and Josep Segarra, from Lehman Brothers to rebuilding the food system
Sep 24, 2019 • 10 min
10 min with Aymeric Jung and Josep Segarra, from Lehman Brothers to rebuilding the food system
59 Isabella Tree, rewilding a 3,500 acre British farm that was never profitable before
Sep 17, 2019 • 51 min
An interview with Isabella Tree, author of the book Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm.
Paul Woebkenberg, Ecosia’s 500K flex finance fund for regen ag
Sep 13, 2019 • 14 min
A short conversation Paul Woebkenberg leading the Ecosia’s regen ag investments about their € 500K finance fund for regenerative agriculture.
10 min with Sean Kidney, the $100 trillion bond market everyone in regen ag should know about
Sep 10, 2019 • 10 min
A short summary of the interview with Sean Kidney, CEO and co-founder of Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is an international, investor-focused not-for-profit, the only organisation working solely on mobilising the $100 trillion bond market for climate…
58 Bert Glover, investing in agtech to build soil at scale
Sep 3, 2019 • 36 min
An interview about agtech for building soils and how that is absolutely crucial if we want to do regen ag at scale.
Sarah Day Levesque, gathering many pioneers at the Regenerative Food System Investment Forum
Aug 27, 2019 • 11 min
A short conversation with Sarah Day Levesque, Director of Events and Media of Acres USA and The Regenerative Food System Investment Forum that will be held in Oakland next Sept 30th - Oct 1st.
57 Tony Lovell, how the $ 100M SLM fund handled the six driest years on record
Aug 20, 2019 • 36 min
A check-in interview with Tony Lovell, co-founder and CEO of SLM Partners an asset manager that acquires and manages rural land on behalf of institutional investors, to scale up regenerative, ecological farming and forestry systems.
10 min with Paul Chatterton, WWF’s Finance Lab working on landscapes of 1M hectares
Aug 12, 2019 • 10 min
A summary of the interview with Paul Chatterton, co-founder of the Landscape Finance Lab an experimental unit inside the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They incubate sustainable landscapes, structure, launch and fund deals at landscape scale.
56 Mary Jane Melendez, Leading the regen ag efforts of General Mills, a $15 billion food giant
Aug 5, 2019 • 35 min
An interview with Mary Jane Melendez, VP, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer at General Mills.
55 John Kempf, Forget about soil, Focus on plant health instead
Jul 26, 2019 • 47 min
John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a plant nutrition and biostimulants consulting company, and a top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming.
5min short clip with John Kempf
Jul 23, 2019 • 5 min
A short clip of the interview with John Kempf, founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a plant nutrition and biostimulants consulting company, and a top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming.FULL INTERVIEW…
Angela Karp, £3.5 million climate change fund established to shake the agri-food sector
Jul 22, 2019 • 17 min
The SHAKE Climate Change programme of Rothamsted Research and partners will fund and train entrepreneurs and start-ups who have early stage science or tech-based solutions and aiming to have a significant impact on the emissions of the agri-food sector.
Andrew Voysey, Why the EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Finance matters to all regen investors?
Jul 18, 2019 • 16 min
A short interview with Andrew Voysey, Head of Business and Government Solutions at Soil Capital. We spoke about the EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Finance.
Brandon Welch, Perennial fund, investing and profit sharing to get farmers to organic and beyond
Jul 12, 2019 • 18 min
Transition finance is key to help many more farmers and growers start the transition to organic and regenerative. The Perennial Fund is going to experiment with a new concept!
54 Sean Kidney, the $100 trillion bond market everyone in regenerative ag and food should know about
Jul 8, 2019 • 42 min
Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is an international, investor-focused not-for-profit, the only organisation working solely on mobilising the $100 trillion bond market for climate change solutions. A new podcast with Sean Kidney, CEO and co-founder of the…
Nicolas Verschuere, Soil Capital, Regen Ag profitable from year 1 - Groundswell Shorts
Jul 2, 2019 • 11 min
After Nicolas Verschuere’s panel at Groundswell on “How regenerating soil health can improve farm profitability from year one”, we dive a bit deeper into the start of the regenerative transition. Nicolas argues there is another more gradual way than…
12 min with Dan Kittredge, making farmers focus on nutrient dense food
Jul 2, 2019 • 11 min
Food as medicine?! What if we could change agriculture measuring the nutrient density of food on the spot? With Bio Nutrient Meter consumers can test the quality of food in real time.
Allan Savory, What investors should do - Groundswell Shorts
Jun 30, 2019 • 2 min
What would you tell impact investors who are interested in regenerative agriculture to focus on? Last week at Groundswell I asked this question to Allan Savory, cofounder and president of the Savory Institute.
53 Eric Jackson - How to finance many more grain and soy farmers to transition to organic and beyond
Jun 24, 2019 • 34 min
Pipeline foods is working with the Rabobank and other funders to design and implement transition finance products to help farmers transitioning to organic and beyond. A new podcast with Eric Jackson, CEO and founder of Pipeline Foods.
10min with Bert Glover on investing $160M to regenerate Australian soils
Jun 18, 2019 • 10 min
Working hard to bring more revenue back to the farm gate for farmers who are delivering ecosystem services. A 10 min summary of the interview with Bert Glover, co-founder of Impact AG Partners.
52 Paul Chatterton, WWF’s Finance Lab working on landscapes of 1M hectares and $100M investments
Jun 10, 2019 • 45 min
An interview with Paul Chatterton, co-founder of the Landscape Finance Lab an experimental unit inside the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They incubate sustainable landscapes, structure, launch and fund deals at landscape scale.
12 min with Chuck de Liedekerke, we need more regenerative and financially literate farm managers
Jun 3, 2019 • 12 min
If you want to drive meaningful environmental change you are going to need to make regenerative agriculture more profitable. A summary of the interview with Chuck, co-founder of SoilCapital.
Regeneration Newsroom Podcast May 2019 ft Ethan Soloviev
May 31, 2019 • 18 min
Welcome to the Regeneration Newsroom Podcast May 2019 A joint venture between Ethan Soloviev’s Regeneration Newsroom.
51 Dan Kittredge, food as medicine, making farmers focus on nutrient dense food
May 27, 2019 • 37 min
What if we could change agriculture measuring the nutrient density of food on the spot? Dan is working hard to demonstrate the connections between plant health soil, carbon sequestration, crop nutritional value, flavour and human health.
12 min with Eric Jackson, doing over 150M in sales of organic grain and soy
May 22, 2019 • 12 min
After a career in conventional chemical agriculture and software Eric Jackson could retire, but decided to build the missing piece in organic broad acre row crops (grain and soy). A 12 min summary of the interview with Eric, who is building an organic…
50 Bert Glover, investing $160M to regenerate Australian soils
May 14, 2019 • 41 min
Working hard to bring more revenue back to the farm gate for farmers who are delivering ecosystem services!
10min with Harrie, Arnout and Koen where we plant billions of trees vs climate change?
May 9, 2019 • 10 min
10 min Summary of the interview with Harrie, Arnout and Koen of Land Life Company
10 min with Paul McMahon on why ecological agriculture makes more business sense than chemical ag
May 2, 2019 • 10 min
10 min Summary of the interview with Co-founder of SLM Partners, on why ecological farming makes much more business sense than chemical based farming.
49 Harrie, Arnout and Koen, where will we plant billions of trees against climate change?
Apr 30, 2019 • 47 min
A deep dive into the tech and business models to plant billions of trees on degraded land.
48 Russell Wallack, which trees to plant where? Answering the oldest question in agriculture
Apr 16, 2019 • 46 min
Using software to answer the key question when doing agroforestry on a watershed level, which tree to plant where and why?Welcome to Investing in Regenerative Agriculture. Where I interview key players in the field of regenerative agriculture, people who…
47 Ruud Zanders, the revolutionary poultry farmer about the role of animals in feeding the world
Apr 2, 2019 • 31 min
What is the role of animals in the food system of the future?
46 Abby Rose, please don’t invest in another random technology which is going to save us all
Mar 26, 2019 • 39 min
Regenerative farmer and physicist, turned AgTech founder
Regeneration Newsroom Podcast March 2019 ft Ethan Soloviev
Mar 25, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome to the Regeneration Newsroom Podcast March 2019A joint venture between Ethan Soloviev’s Regeneration Newsroom http://www.ethansoloviev.com/regeneration-newsroom-march-2019/andthe Investing in Regenerative Agriculture podcast…
45 Zach Weiss, climate change is a symptom of water cycle disturbance and we can fix it
Jan 29, 2019 • 46 min
Water is the ultimate capital of a farmer
Regeneration Newsroom podcast December 2018 ft. Ethan Soloviev
Dec 21, 2018 • 18 min
Welcome to the Regeneration Newsroom Podcast December 2018A joint venture between Ethan Soloviev’s Regeneration Newsroom http://www.ethansoloviev.com/regeneration-newsroom-december-2018/andthe Investing in Regenerative Agriculture podcast…
44 Geoff Burke, scaling organic regenerative dairy and organic kiwis in NZ
Dec 18, 2018 • 56 min
Discussion about how to increase the impact investing in regenerative agriculture in New Zealand.If you want to drive meaningful environmental change you are going to need to make it more profitable
43 Chuck de Liedekerke, we need many more great regenerative and financially literate farm managers
Nov 26, 2018 • 44 min
If you want to drive meaningful environmental change you are going to need to make regenerative agriculture more profitable. The suit in London and the farmer in Argentina need to start speaking each others language. The suit from London (New York/ Hong…
Regeneration Newsroom Podcast November 2018 ft. Ethan Soloviev
Nov 15, 2018 • 23 min
Welcome to the Regeneration Newsroom Podcast November 2018 A joint venture between Ethan Soloviev’s Regeneration Newsroom and the podcast
42 Armin Steuernagel, how to keep your mission driven company independent and raise capital
Nov 13, 2018 • 41 min
Who has the real power in your regenerative company? Money? Family? Or Purpose? Did you dare to ask the power question?
41 Victor Friedberg, 30m available for food moonshots! First focus: Soil 3.0
Nov 8, 2018 • 48 min
How a peach turned the life of Victor Friedberg around and made him turn into a taste and soil investor.
40 Kevin Egolf, how (retail) investors can provide land access to regen farmers
Oct 1, 2018 • 46 min
Raised 50M dollars and helped regen farmers access over 10.000 acres of farmland.
39 Satya Tripathi, raising $2.3B to transition 6m smallholder farmers beyond organic
Aug 25, 2018 • 52 min
How do you turn a whole Indian region to zero budget natural farming using Climate Bonds?
38 Dirk Aleven, can investing in soil less, greenhouses in Ukraine be regenerative?
Aug 5, 2018 • 40 min
Can you farm regenerative in soil less high tech green houses? Let’s find out.
37 Ian McSweeney, 400M US acres will change hands soon, how to make them regenerative?!
Aug 4, 2018 • 55 min
Facilitating the transition of the best regenerative soil to the next regeneration of regen farmers.
36 Martijn Blom, investing 15m into regen food/agri companies in Sub Saharan Africa
Aug 3, 2018 • 43 min
Entrepreneur turned impact investor with a new found passion for SOIL!
35 Eric Jackson, doing over 150M in sales of organic grain and soy, started 18mon ago
Jul 18, 2018 • 73 min
Covering over 1.5m acres in less than 18months, Eric is building an organic powerhouse.
34 Peter Donovan, the wonders of soil and asking better questions when investing in it
May 21, 2018 • 44 min
A lesson on soil and all its wonders
33 Thomas Rippel, using a blockchain to help Farmland Stewardship Organisations grow
Apr 22, 2018 • 64 min
Thomas raised over € 1M with a German CSA to buy the land under their farm. Now Thomas is looking at blockchains to help more Farmland Stewardship Organisations do the same.
32 Aymeric Jung and Josep Segarra, from Lehman Brothers to rebuilding the food system
Mar 17, 2018 • 41 min
Using flexible loans to invest over 10M into regenerative food and agriculture companies in Europe.Welcome to Investing in Regenerative Agriculture. Where I interview key players in the field of regenerative agriculture, people who are scaling up the…
31 Jeremy Harry Ethan, planting millions of productive trees with farmers on their farms
Mar 15, 2018 • 59 min
Propagate Ventures, scaling up agroforestry to every farm
30 Esther Park, CEO of Cienega capital on impact investing in regen ag and food
Mar 12, 2018 • 46 min
The CEO of Cienega Capital, Esther Park on investing in Regenerative Agriculture.
29 Rufo Quintavalle, the impact investor poet of regenerative agriculture
Jan 30, 2018 • 42 min
How to take the plunge when wanting to invest in regenerative agriculture.
28 Volkert Engelsman, organic isn’t too expensive, chemical is too cheap
Jan 29, 2018 • 40 min
The biggest threat to sustainability is anonymity.
26 Les Szabo, why Dr Bronner’s a soap company, leads the regenerative agriculture revolution?
Jan 10, 2018 • 43 min
The head of constructive capital at Dr Bronner’s explains why they are investing in regenerative agriculture
25 Shameek Chakravarty, left Amazon to start a real life FarmVille in rural India
Jan 10, 2018 • 50 min
How the regenerative agriculture revolution starts by connecting small holder farmers in rural India with customers in the city.
24 David R Montgomery, ditching the plow, covering the soil and diversifying crop rotations
Jan 10, 2018 • 44 min
Writer of Dirt and Growing a Revolution.
23 Osvaldo de Falco, connecting Italian organic fruit farmers directly to consumers
Dec 1, 2017 • 27 min
How do we pay a fair price to our farmers? If not they can’t take care of our land.
22 Ethan Soloviev: As demand for regenerative agriculture skyrockets, is there enough supply?
Nov 24, 2017 • 45 min
Expert on Regenerative Agriculture. Diving deep on demand!
21 Renee Cheung, how to get institutional investors investing in regenerative agriculture
Oct 22, 2017 • 34 min
Founder of Bonterra Partners, a specialist working with investors to invest in regenerative agriculture.
20 Geert van der Veer, helping to start 1000 locally owned regenerative farms in Europe
Oct 3, 2017 • 34 min
Co-founder of Herenboeren, a community owned regenerative farm in the Netherlands.
19 Craig Wichner, showing with a 150M fund that regen ag is more profitable than chemical ag
Sep 24, 2017 • 47 min
Raised one of the first regenerative agriculture impact investing funds, now managing over 17000 acres and executing complex ten year rotations. Including cattle, organic grains and organic vegetables.
18 Liz Carlisle, how lentils changed a region and started an organic company 30 years ago
Sep 9, 2017 • 31 min
A group of farmers started one of the first organic companies in the US, 30 years ago on Montana.
17 Michele Manelli, regenerating Italy’s wine industry
Sep 1, 2017 • 41 min
What is sustainability in wine and where do you start?
16 Rhamis Kent, are you an investor or a gambler?
Aug 10, 2017 • 48 min
The role of investors in this agricultural and societal revolution.
15 Jesse Solomon, rebuilding the chicken industry from the ground/soil up
Jul 18, 2017 • 36 min
Selling heritage chickens from farmers using holistic management.
14 Renske Lynde, how to invest in the food system of the future?
Jun 22, 2017 • 37 min
Experienced impact investor about her first impact investments and important blended capital is in the food system of the future.
13 Gregory Landua, the role of blockchain in regenerative agriculture, and much more
Jun 4, 2017 • 43 min
Co-Founder of Terra Genesis and how to bring diversity to the market and much more.
12 Judith D Schwartz, what is possible with soil?
May 29, 2017 • 52 min
Writer of Cows save the Planet and Water in Plain sight, examples from around the world on what is possible with soil.
11 Sara Scherr, how to find great landscapes to invest in regenerative agriculture?
May 15, 2017 • 43 min
Taking the landscape approach when investing in regenerative agriculture.
10 Thomas Vaassen, land tenures hold the key to regenerative agriculture?
Apr 18, 2017 • 38 min
How do we bring land tenures to the hundreds of millions small holder farmers around the world?
07b Mike Korchinsky, being frank about investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Forestry
Apr 18, 2017 • 19 min
Founder of Wildlife works on investing in community based forestry and agriculture projects in Kenya and Congo.
09 Sallie Calhoun, do and don’ts from the most experienced regen ag investor
Apr 2, 2017 • 34 min
Lessons from 15years of impact investing in food and agriculture.
08 Thekla Teunis and Gijs Boers, what African regenerative farmers can teach us
Mar 19, 2017 • 41 min
Working with farmers in Zambia and South Africa by really really listening to them.
07a Mike Korchinsky, protecting forests in Congo and Kenya with local communities
Feb 25, 2017 • 57 min
Ecosystem restoration together with local communities in Kenya and Congo
06 Michiel Lenstra, impact investing and small holder farmers
Feb 25, 2017 • 38 min
Investing in small holder farmers and regenerative agriculture.
05 Michiel de Man, pushing back the desert in Spain with regenerative agriculture
Feb 5, 2017 • 32 min
Working with farmers in Spain to bring back hope and inspiration through regenerative agriculture in farming communities.
04 Joe Baird, the view of an experienced impact investor on regenerative agriculture
Dec 20, 2016 • 30 min
Farmers financial health. Impact investing in regenerative agriculture methodes in Italy and Northern California.
03 Paul McMahon, ecological agriculture makes more business sense than chemical agriculture
Dec 20, 2016 • 36 min
Co-founder of SLM Partners, on why ecological farming makes much more business sense than chemical based farming.
02 Tony Lovell, regenerate soils with a 100M fund and many cows
Dec 20, 2016 • 49 min
Using cows and holistic management to regenerate soils, with a 100M impact investing fund.
01 Jurriaan Ruys, planting trees to restore 2b hectares degraded land
Dec 20, 2016 • 40 min
Co-founder of Landlife Company, planting trees to restore 2b hectares of degraded land. How to grow trees in the desert?