Guaranteeing access to sufficient nutrients to the entire global population, which is set to reach 10 billion by 2050, will force a radical rethinking of the current agri-food system. The industrial, linear model of farming has created diversity-free systems that require enormous quantities of pesticides and chemical fertilisers to keep yields high. Cropping and farming practices, with their intensive use of inputs, have led to the exhaustion and erosion of soil and natural systems. The long-term health and resilience of our ecosystem are in danger. However, this trend can and must be reversed.
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.
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.
Judith D Schwartz on why our current economic framework is completely inadequate for regeneration at scale
The landscapes around us are a reflection of our consciousness and wealth is found in our functional ecosystems. The author Judith D. Schwartz joins us once again to discuss her new book, The Reindeer Chronicles, wherein she dives deep into regeneration at a large scale.
Soil Builders, 40M for carbon farming in AU and transitioning a 1000a farm using regenerative approaches
A check in interview with Lachy Ritchie, co founder of Agtalent and Carbon Farming Foundation plus an update with Tyler and Tim Nuss of The Modern Acre.
Ian McSweeney of the Agrarian Trust and Fabio Sakamoto of Rizoma Agro are the guests of the new episode of the Soil Builders series.
A conversation with regenerative farmer Thomas Ripple discussing crowdfunding, stable coins, pensions for farmers, food pensions for city folks and land ownership.
Catherine Tubb of RethinkX is the co-author of the “Rethinking Food & Agriculture” report. Will precision fermentation really be 100 times more land efficient, produce 10-25 times more feedstock and be 10 times more water efficient? And what does it do with nutrient density and healthcare?
Geert van der Veer, co-founder of Herenboeren, a movement to build a thousand community owned regenerative farms in Europe.
Isabella Tree is the author of the book Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm. She runs, together with with her husband, the environmentalist Charlie Burrell, the Knepp experiment, the pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex , using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife.