A conversation with Sven Verwiel of ForestFoods, a Kenyan based premium produce brand, about the potential of syntropic agroforestry in Kenya, and what we can learn from the over 40 years of experience in Brazil and what is needed to apply it at scale in the local East African context as well as why is the African continent the crucial and most interesting place to apply regenerative practises.
A conversation with Luni Libes, serial entrepreneur and investor, about the enormous opportunities of African food companies and on buying from smallholder famers and selling into the local regional markets. We also discuss why the traditional venture capital model doesn’t make any sense and a holding company does, plus why and how he wants to take the holding company public in a few years’ time.
A check in interview with Gijs Boers of Grounded on how their fair and transparent wholesale regenerative ingredient business is doing.
A check in with Brent Kessel, investor in the New African Farmers bond, plus a deep dive with Ben Scott Robbinson of the Small Robot Company into the role of small robots in regenerative agriculture and why not all weeds are created equal.
An interview with Emiliano Mroue, co founder of the WARC group, on how they are applying regenerative approaches with smallholder farmers in Ghana and Sierra Leone. And how they are raising capital through the innovative New African Farmers Bond to scale their work.
Entrepreneur turned impact investor with a new found passion for SOIL: an interview withMartijn Blom, senior manager investor relationships at Hivos Impact Investments, the impact investment arm of a large dutch NGO.