After five years Dr Sara Scherr, agricultural and natural resource economist, President, CEO and founder of EcoAgriculture Partners, comes back on the podcast to share about 1000 landscapes for 1 Billion people and much more. 5 years ago in conversation with her, we talked for the first time ever about stranded assets in agriculture.
From Fiji to Slovakia and from Gabon to Scotland. There are very few people on the planet working on financing regeneration at a landscape level. This is a check in interview with Paul Chatterton of the Landscape Finance Lab currently working to finance the regeneration of 85m hectares across 16 landscapes.
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.
With Anastasia Volkova, the CEO of Regrow, we kick off our new series about the technologies needed to bring regeneration to a landscape scale. With Anastasia we discuss remote sending and how their digital platform combines agronomy and scenario planning with monitoring, reporting, and verification
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.
Eric Smith on why regenerative agriculture is a neglected climate opportunity for the Grantham Foundation
A dive deep into regenerative agriculture as neglected climate change opportunities with Eric Smith, the head of the Neglected Climate Opportunities at the Grantham Foundation.
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.
Climate change is a symptom of a disturbed watercycle, and introducing a bio dynamic, organic, regenerative baby food company
Matteo Mazzola, regenerative farmer and owner, together with his partner Paola Archetti, is running the Iside Farm in Sulzano, on the Iseo Lake.