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We talk to the pioneers in the regenerative food and agriculture space to learn more on how to put our money to work to regenerate soil, people, local communities and ecosystems while making an appropriate and fair return.

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food Koen van Seijen

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We talk to the pioneers in the regenerative food and agriculture space to learn more on how to put our money to work to regenerate soil, people, local communities and ecosystems while making an appropriate and fair return.

    185 Boris Spassky on building the biggest organic almond farm in France and making it investable

    185 Boris Spassky on building the biggest organic almond farm in France and making it investable

    Boris Spassky, cofounder of Greenpods, joins us to talk about the critical role of project developers in creating bankable investable projects, the funds being raised and the missing deal flow.
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    Big funds are being raised, but they all complain about the missing deal flow. So we need more project developer, disciplined people, who put together the business plan, organise the permits, figure out the seed or tree genetics, the irrigation equipment, organise the off-take agreement, and, while it gets delayed, don’t take a salary or a very low one for a few years. Boris is one of those project developers in France!
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    184 Anthony Corsaro on investing in regenerative CPG brands after curing an autoimmune disease with nutrient dense food

    184 Anthony Corsaro on investing in regenerative CPG brands after curing an autoimmune disease with nutrient dense food

    Anthony Corsaro, director of business development at Regenerative Food Systems Investment, joins us for a discussion on the importance of CPG brands for the regenerative transition and the next Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum that will take place on October 12th and 13th in Denver, Colorado.
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    Why is CPG so important in the regenerative transition? Anthony has made 18 personal investments into the regenerative ag and food space. He healed his autoimmune skin disease with nutrient-dense food.
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    183 Johannes Scheibe on using carbon credits to transition from understocked and overgrazed to zero input grazing

    183 Johannes Scheibe on using carbon credits to transition from understocked and overgrazed to zero input grazing

    A conversation with Johannes Scheibe, founder of Ruumi, a satellite grazing app, about financing land regeneration and how Ruumi works with farmers and companies to create the conditions for a better future.
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    We know grazing can dramatically improve grassland and store massive amounts of carbon. There are great examples around the world from Gabe Brown in the US to Kenya, Australia, the UK, etc. But how do we get thousands of farmers/ranchers to change their grazing practices in the next couple of years? How do we use the exploding soil carbon markets and satellite tech to make this happen?
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    182 Liz Carlisle – Regeneration is nothing new, let’s honour the indigenous history

    182 Liz Carlisle – Regeneration is nothing new, let’s honour the indigenous history

    A conversation with Liz Carlisle, writer of Healing Grounds, about the deep racism that exists in agriculture and food and in the regenerative agriculture movement as well. A deep dive in the real origin story of the Green Revolution, the black farming movement in the US, the deep roots of colonisation in agriculture and what we should learn from that.
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    We stand on the shoulders of giants in the indigenous farming and land management space, but choose not to mention them. All practices we currently call regenerative are not new, but have been around for a long time and we choose to broadly not acknowledge that and look away when it comes to thorny topics like land ownership, access to land, access to finance, etc. So, let’s get real and discuss all these things.
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    181 Arizona Muse from walking fashion shows for Prada to global activist for biodynamic farming

    181 Arizona Muse from walking fashion shows for Prada to global activist for biodynamic farming

    A special interview with Arizona Muse, Greenpeace Oceans Ambassador, founder of the charity Dirt, model and advisory board member of the US Biodynamic Demeter Alliance.
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    Arizona's journey started in the environmental bubble of Arizona in the US and led to a high-end fashion career with shows for Gucci, Prada, front covers of Vogue and more etc. Arizona was exposed to the incredible destruction of the fashion industry which awoke the activist in her. She dove deep into the issues and found solutions which all tight back to soil.

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    180 Federico Romeri on disrupting the €7,5B Italian CAFO factory farmed beef market

    180 Federico Romeri on disrupting the €7,5B Italian CAFO factory farmed beef market

    A conversation with Federico Romeri, founder of Pascol, to dive deep into the beef market in Italy and how to move it from CAFO factory farming to a regenerative one.
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    Everyone knows the animal protein market has to be disrupted massively and maybe, most of all, the beef market. Take for instance Italy where 85% of beef comes from factory farms, which means inside with a lot of inputs and horrible animal welfare practices plus, of course, the negative health outcomes for those who consume that meat. Plus 50% of the total beef consumption is imported. Saying that this should change is easy, but how do you actually do that? How do you build a supply chain or web from the ground up b2c and b2b and how do you work with the supermarket chains to get your products in front of more people?
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Customer Reviews

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63 Ratings

JFelzz ,

A finance program I can enjoy!

I am not in the field of finance, but I find this podcast incredibly illuminating and enjoyable. I love the insight into how we can bring the world of finance together with the world every generation, conservation, and climate medication and adaptation.I particularly appreciate that the host is not afraid to bring in considerationsThat are typically not spoken of in the world of finance, such asHow to protect the rights and welfare of the folks who live on the land, how to include economic development in landscape-level projects, and how to “right-size” the entire system of returns on capital investment.

Sanchul ,

A learning curve we all need to climb

Great guests, great questions, super informative.

DD Burlin ,

Informative

Pretty good podcast generally, and very good if you really want to think about how $$ can support regenerative ag. Sometimes the sound quality of the interviewees is not great, and I’d love to hear more on how these investments might actually return capital to investors. Exploring the details of financial models that have worked, and not worked, in a deeper way might move us all along that much quicker.

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