Category: Farmers First Tech

Paula Costa and Valter Ziantoni, scaling agroforestry by complexifying growing systems using software

With Paula Costa and Valter Ziantoni of Pretaterra, an innovative way of thinking complex and regenerative ancestral production systems for a changing planet, we unpack the wonders of agroforestry, the opportunities, the challenges and why it is having its breakthrough now.

John Kempf, what would he do with a 1 billion dollar investment fund?

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.

Bastien Sachet, how Nestlè and Ferrero are decommodifying their supply chains

An interview with Bastien Sachet, CEO of The Earthworm Foundation. A dive deep into the importance of managing forests and soils. The key is a humble approach for large brands and commodity buyers as they need a more holistic view to shift from extractive to regenerative.

Jonathan Lundgren – Regenerative agriculture much more profitable than extractive ag?!

A riveting conversation with agro ecologist, entomologist, farmer and beekeeper, Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, director of the nonprofit Regenerative Agriculture Research Center, the ECDYSIS Foundation and CEO of Blue Dasher farm in South Dakota.

Is Transition Finance key for every farmer?

Does a farmer need transition finance to start or speed up his regenerative transition? Benedikt Bösel and Koen van Seijen dug deeper into the connection between farm profitability and regenerative agriculture practices, with the co-founder and COO of Soil Capital, Nicolas Verschuere.

Shameek Chakravarty, how zero budget natural farming is taking off in India

Shameek Chakravarty is the cofounder of Farmizen, a company based in Bangalore, India, on which everyone can rent mini-plots of farmland close to the city.

Paul Gambill on paying farmers for storing carbon in their soils at Nori

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!

Jill Clapperton, a 25 years learning journey on nutrient density, healthy soils, food and people

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.

Stephanie Race on demystifying science to help farmers to make better decisions

Stephanie Race, founder and CEO of Crop Performance Ltd, 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.

Thomas Rippel, checking in on land ownership, stable coins, pensions for farmers and city folks

A conversation with regenerative farmer Thomas Ripple discussing crowdfunding, stable coins, pensions for farmers, food pensions for city folks and land ownership.