Category: Short Food Webs

Long term off take agreements are more important than transition finance for farmers

In the final episode of Transition Finance, Koen van Seijen with co-host and partner-in-crime Benedikt Bösel looks back on the past eight months and concludes the lessons discussed in previous episodes Transition Finance for Farmers series.

Ed Byrne, if regen food doesn’t taste amazing and doesn’t make money it won’t go anywhere

Ed Byrne is the co-founder of Soil Works Natural Capital. Here a conversation about the scale and business and the role of decentralized processing in regenerative agriculture. They also discuss the importance of taste to make a profit and its impact on consumers.

The role of the crowd in the transition finance for farmers

As part of the Transition Finance for Farmers series, Benedikt Bösel and Koen van Seijen discuss with Thomas Rippel the role of the crowd in transition finance. They talk about the transition from active farmer to retirement and freeing up land for future generations, as well as investing in regenerative transition.

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.

Fabio Sakamoto, growing large scale Brazilian regenerative organic agriculture

A conversation with Fabio Sakamoto, co-founder of Rizoma Agro, about bringing down the costs of producing regenerative organic grains and pulses and how to scale this to impact more acres.

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.

Dan Miller on crowdfunding and its key role in regenerative agriculture

Is investing in regenerative agriculture and food only for large investors? An interview with Dan Miller, founder of crowd investing platform Steward.

What is the role of fully vertically integrated products in the regenerative transition of a farmer?

As part of the Transition Finance for Farmers series, Benedikt Bösel and Koen van Seijen interview Bert Mulder of Tomasu and BoerBakkerBert BV.

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.