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The regenerative agriculture podcast, in search of practical solutions for climate and food security.
A co-production from Farmwel and FAI Farms.

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The regenerative agriculture podcast, in search of practical solutions for climate and food security.
A co-production from Farmwel and FAI Farms.

    Regenerative finance: The one with Robyn O'Brien

    Regenerative finance: The one with Robyn O'Brien

    In this programme, ffinlo Costain talks to Robyn O'Brien, the best-selling author of The Unhealthy Truth, who in September 2020 was named in the Forbes Impact 50, a list of the top impact investors in the USA.  Robyn's TED talks have received over a million views.

    The discussion centres on Robyn's new investment fund, RePlant Capital, which is based in the USA and worth $250m.  RePlant’s flagship fund, its Soil Fund, is focussed on the transition of US farmland to regenerative agriculture. 


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    • 33 min
    Regen Rock Star

    Regen Rock Star

    Farm Gate host, ffinlo Costain, interviews Leontino Balbo Junior (Balbo Group), who produces 35% of the world's organic sugar.  Speaking direct from Brazil, Leontino explains how he transformed his farm (http://www.canaverde.com.br/) from standard agriculture to a high yield regenerative success story.  




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    Is a progressive UK trade policy possible?

    Is a progressive UK trade policy possible?

    The new UK Trade & Agriculture Commission was set up by the Department of International Trade to guide ministers as they develop a policy that balances the need for independent trade deals with the ambitions of the new Agriculture Act and the coming Environment Bill.  

    In this podcast we ask, is a progressive UK trade and agriculture policy possible?

    ffinlo Costain speaks to Tom West, UK Environment Lead at Client Earth, and Angela Francis, WWF UK's Chief Advisor on Economics and Economic Development.


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    Tackling antimicrobial resistance

    Tackling antimicrobial resistance

    It's World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, so we're doing our bit.  What is antimicrobial resistance - why is it a problem - what are the drivers  - and what can we do about it?  

    ffinlo Costain is joined by Laura  Higham from Vet Sustain and by Øistein Thorsen the chief executive of FAI Farms.




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    How green is the new CAP?

    How green is the new CAP?

    Despite the early green ambitions, the new Common Agricultural Policy may end up looking rather like business as usual.  But, following policy delays, the CAP will now be delivered under the EU presidency of Ursula von der Leyen.  The new Commission has prioritised environmental action, and the Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal.

    In this programme I'm crossing the English Channel to find out what's happening with agricultural policy in mainland Europe?

    ffinlo Costain speaks to Nick Jacobs, the Director of IPES Food, and to Pierre-Marie Aubert, the Coordinator of the European Agriculture Initiative for IDDRI.

    IPES Food's influential 2019 report, Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU, can be found here.


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    • 36 min
    English agriculture policy - Where are we now?

    English agriculture policy - Where are we now?

    The UK Agriculture Bill has gone for Royal Assent, but much of the detail remains uncertain.  UK producers are also concerned that food imports won't meet British environmental and farm animal welfare standards.  So, where are we up to with agricultural policy reform?

    ffinlo Costain speaks to Shadow Farming Minister, Daniel Zeichner MP, Vicki Hird, Head of Sustainable Food and Farming Policy at Sustain, and to Simon Hoare, Conservative MP for North Dorset. 




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