Tag: agriculture

Phil Taylor and Brandon Welch, the first investments of Mad Ag’s $10 million fund

Phil Taylor and Brandon Welch of the Perennial Fund and MAD Agriculture just closed their fund of $10 million and the first four loans are out of the door, with many more to come. We discuss in this episode what they have learned about skin-in-the-game transition finance and partnering with farmers.

Paul Pizzala from a London city private bank to the biggest regenerative farm in the UK

How a London city private banker took a permaculture course and now applies his finance knowledge to build the biggest regenerative farm of the UK. Definitely stay until the end to hear from Mark Drewell, executive chair how investors are responding to the new equity offer compared to debt of New Foundation Farms.

Russ Carrington on why Knepp, after rewilding, is moving into regenerative agriculture

Russ Carrington, manager of Knepp Regenerative Farms, on how and why did one of the most well-known rewilding examples in the world has recently started a regenerative farming enterprise.

Bart van der Zande on building the world’s first regenerative startup studio

What exactly is a startup studio and why is it fundamental for the future of region food and agriculture? Why can’t we see companies reaching the scale and impact we need? We dive deep into these questions with Bart van der Zande, co-founder of Fresh Ventures.

Mark Drewell, raising £20M to build UK’s biggest regenerative farm

This is the first episode of a new series where we dive deep into New Foundation Farms, unpeeling the different layers of what it means to build a regenerative agri food enterprise. The series starts with Mark Drewell, Executive Chairman of New Foundation Farms, an enterprise raising 20 million pounds to buy a thousand acres in the UK.

Dan Kittredge on why our biggest lever against climate change is paying for food quality

Why are we not paying farmers for quality? A long overdue interview with Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Food Association on their work of measuring of nutrients the connection to quality and taste.

Walter Jehne, stop talking about carbon emissions and focus on restoring the water cycle

An episode about the impact of regeneration on cooling the climate with Walter Jehne, forester and agricultural scientist specialising in soil microbial ecology of plant diseases, nutrition, and land regeneration.

Soil Builders, using a bond to scale regenerative approaches in West Africa

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.