Tag: soil

Clint Brauer on why robotics are key to scale regen ag without chemicals

Clint Brauer of Greenfield Robotics talks about the key role robotics are going to play in the next 20 years on scaling regenerative agriculture across millions of acres.

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.

Jeroen Klompe on building a fair farmers first marketplace

An interview with Jeroen Klompe, co-founder of Klompe Landbouw and Soil Heroes on why everything starts with biodiversity above and below ground and how one of the most advanced regenerative farmers in the Netherlands is setting up a fair farmers first marketplace to connect farmers with buyers of ecosystem services.

Elaine Ingham on why healthy soils don’t need rotations

In this episode Dr. Elaine Ingham, world’s foremost soil biologist and founder of Dr. Elaine’s Soil Food Web, talks about soils, bacteria, fungi sharing the results of 40 years of research.

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.

How to finance a radical transition while having skin in the game

What does it mean to truly partner with a farmer to provide a fair and skin-in-the-game transition finance investment in her or his farm to help the farm speed up their regenerative journey? We go deep into these questions with Mad Agriculture and Perennial Fund’s Phil Taylor and Brandon Welsh.

Jonathan Lundgren – Regenerative agriculture much more profitable than extractive ag?!

A riveting conversation with agro ecologist, entomologist, farmer and beekeeper, Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, director of the nonprofit Regenerative Agriculture Research Center, the ECDYSIS Foundation and CEO of Blue Dasher farm in South Dakota.

Is Transition Finance key for every farmer?

Does a farmer need transition finance to start or speed up his regenerative transition? Benedikt Bösel and Koen van Seijen dug deeper into the connection between farm profitability and regenerative agriculture practices, with the co-founder and COO of Soil Capital, Nicolas Verschuere.

How to build the ideal regenerative fund structure with Wood Turner and Atish Babu, Agriculture Capital

Fund managers Wood Turner and Atish Babu of Agriculture Capital together have raised 800 million across two funds for permanent crops in the last six years.

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.