Category: Farmers First Tech

Felipe Pasini – Trees bring water so when in doubt plant more trees and complexify

Felipe Pasini, the co-founder of Life in Syntropy, joins us to discuss the astounding capabilities of systemic tree planting coupled with many other agroforestry systems and the role of syntropic agroforestry in gaining back the forests we once had.

Knut Bentzen on how to scale virtual fencing, the true enabler of regeneration

The second in a series of interviews unpacking the potential of virtual fencing with the team of NoFence. This time Knut Bentzen, CEO of NoFence, we discuss the enormous potential of managed grazing of ruminants on food quality, protein production, soil carbon, water quality, animal welfare, etc.

Kelly Price on why we should focus on nitrogen not carbon and work with banks

An interview with Kelly Price, CEO and co-founder of Agreed Earth, discussing why we should focus on nitrogen as a gateway for regenerative practises. We also talk about the role of banks offering a great way to finance the transition as they are on the hook for the potentially bad credit of their farmers and the regular pressure to report on greenhouse gases.

Soil Builders, saving harvests with small holders farmers and connecting local farms to city folk in the UK

In this episode we hear from Wolfgang Mittmann, founder and CEO of Savings Grains, how they are helping smallholder farmers save their harvests, fulfil their potential, and make sure that no good food goes to waste. Also Pete Russell shares more about his company, Ooooby, a social enterprise that connects local farmers to city folk through an organic fruit and veg box subscription service.

Shaun Paul on building a regenerative business movement that gives 90% of the wealth to local indigenous peoples

Shaun Paul, Ejido Verde’s CEO, joins us to discuss the astounding economical and environmental impacts of the pine resin industry not only to local indigenous peoples, but also to the world.

Paul McMahon on building a 250M climate positive portfolio of tree crops in Europe

A check in interview with Paul McMahon, co-founder of SLM Partners, to discuss their current focus and investment strategies in Australia, USA, and Europe. 

Satish Kumar – Be humble, you can’t outsmart nature

Philosopher, founder and director of Programmes of the Schumacher College, International Centre for ecological studies, Satish is Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist. In 1973 he walked 8000 miles to spread the message of peace around the world from New Delhi to Washington DC via Moscow, Paris and London. Among other books, Satish wrote Soil, Soul, Society: A New Trinity for Our Timed Society.

Kellie Walters on how an Australian input company is helping China to regenerate 20 million acres

A conversation with Kellie Walters, CEO of VRM Biologik, about the different processes and programs they provide on a smaller scale, regional scale, national scale to the Food and Agriculture space in Australia, Malaysia, the USA, and China.