Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food

Koen van Seijen

We talk to the pioneers in the regenerative food and agriculture space to learn more on how to put our money to work to regenerate soil, people, local communities and ecosystems while making an appropriate and fair return.

185 Boris Spassky on building the biggest organic almond farm in France and making it investable
Sep 20 2022
185 Boris Spassky on building the biggest organic almond farm in France and making it investable
Boris Spassky, cofounder of Greenpods, joins us to talk about the critical role of project developers in creating bankable investable projects, the funds being raised and the missing deal flow.---------------------------------------------------Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits on www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Support our work:Share itGive a 5-star ratingBuy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture----------------------------------------------------Big funds are being raised, but they all complain about the missing deal flow. So we need more project developer, disciplined people, who put together the business plan, organise the permits, figure out the seed or tree genetics, the irrigation equipment, organise the off-take agreement, and, while it gets delayed, don’t take a salary or a very low one for a few years. Boris is one of those project developers in France!More about this episode on our video course on feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.Support the show Support the show
183 Johannes Scheibe on using carbon credits to transition from understocked and overgrazed to zero input grazing
Sep 6 2022
183 Johannes Scheibe on using carbon credits to transition from understocked and overgrazed to zero input grazing
A conversation with Johannes Scheibe, founder of Ruumi, a satellite grazing app, about financing land regeneration and how Ruumi works with farmers and companies to create the conditions for a better future.---------------------------------------------------Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits on www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Support our work:Share itGive a 5-star ratingBuy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture----------------------------------------------------We know grazing can dramatically improve grassland and store massive amounts of carbon. There are great examples around the world from Gabe Brown in the US to Kenya, Australia, the UK, etc. But how do we get thousands of farmers/ranchers to change their grazing practices in the next couple of years? How do we use the exploding soil carbon markets and satellite tech to make this happen?More about this episode on our video course on feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.Support the show Support the show
182 Liz Carlisle – Regeneration is nothing new, let’s honour the indigenous history
Aug 30 2022
182 Liz Carlisle – Regeneration is nothing new, let’s honour the indigenous history
A conversation with Liz Carlisle, writer of Healing Grounds, about the deep racism that exists in agriculture and food and in the regenerative agriculture movement as well. A deep dive in the real origin story of the Green Revolution, the black farming movement in the US, the deep roots of colonisation in agriculture and what we should learn from that.---------------------------------------------------Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits on www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Support our work:Share itGive a 5-star ratingBuy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture----------------------------------------------------We stand on the shoulders of giants in the indigenous farming and land management space, but choose not to mention them. All practices we currently call regenerative are not new, but have been around for a long time and we choose to broadly not acknowledge that and look away when it comes to thorny topics like land ownership, access to land, access to finance, etc. So, let’s get real and discuss all these things.More about this episode on our video course on feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.Support the show Support the show
180 Federico Romeri on disrupting the €7,5B Italian CAFO factory farmed beef market
Aug 2 2022
180 Federico Romeri on disrupting the €7,5B Italian CAFO factory farmed beef market
A conversation with Federico Romeri, founder of Pascol, to dive deep into the beef market in Italy and how to move it from CAFO factory farming to a regenerative one.---------------------------------------------------Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits on www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Support our work:Share itGive a 5-star ratingBuy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture----------------------------------------------------More about this episode on our video course on knows the animal protein market has to be disrupted massively and maybe, most of all, the beef market. Take for instance Italy where 85% of beef comes from factory farms, which means inside with a lot of inputs and horrible animal welfare practices plus, of course, the negative health outcomes for those who consume that meat. Plus 50% of the total beef consumption is imported. Saying that this should change is easy, but how do you actually do that? How do you build a supply chain or web from the ground up b2c and b2b and how do you work with the supermarket chains to get your products in front of more people?For feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.Support the show Support the show
179 Mariko Thorbecke - Let's focus on making agriculture fossil fuel free
Jul 26 2022
179 Mariko Thorbecke - Let's focus on making agriculture fossil fuel free
Mariko Thorbecke, expert in Life Cycle Assessment, independent consultant bridging between corporate climate, net-zero commitments and regenerative agriculture, joins us to talk about the importance of fossil-free farming, the greenhouse gases presented into a single metric of CO2 equivalents and much more.---------------------------------------------------Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits on www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Support our work:Share itGive a 5-star ratingBuy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture----------------------------------------------------If you care about the climate, you stop eating beef. For sure, you have seen these kinds of headlines and, as a listener and follower of this podcast, you know the reality is more nuanced and way more complex. Today we dive deep into the research side of regenerative agriculture. Most of the research, if not all you have seen, about the climate impact of agriculture is completely wrong.More about this episode on our video course on feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.Support the show Support the show
178 Anne Biklé and David R Montgomery – We are what our food ate
Jul 19 2022
178 Anne Biklé and David R Montgomery – We are what our food ate
Anne Biklé and David R Montgomery, writers of What your food ate, join us to talk about the connection between soil- building agriculture practices and human health, and the differences in healthy compounds in our food, both plants and animal protein connected to the way that food has been grown.This episode is part of the special series Nutrient Density in Food,  supported by the A Team Foundation, who is looking to make more investments and grants in the space. You can find out more on ateamfoundation.org.---------------------------------------------------Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits on www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Support our work:Share itGive a 5-star ratingBuy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture----------------------------------------------------Anne and David have studied over 1000 papers looking at the connection between soil health and human health. For everyone who keeps saying a carrot is a carrot and a calorie is a calorie, the science has proven and continues to prove otherwise. Although we don’t understand all the nuances and connections, we can safely say that healthy soil leads to healthy food, which leads to healthy gut systems and then leads to healthy people.More about this episode on our video course on feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.Support the showSupport the show
172 Gijs Boers on why the biggest drive to the growth of regenerative agriculture is quality
Jun 7 2022
172 Gijs Boers on why the biggest drive to the growth of regenerative agriculture is quality
A check in interview with Gijs Boers of Grounded on how their fair and transparent wholesale regenerative ingredient business is doing. ---------------------------------------------------Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits on www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Support our work:Share itGive a 5-star ratingBuy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture----------------------------------------------------Why Gijs is more optimistic about the possibilities of building successful and profitable businesses based on regenerative agriculture practices? And why the focus on quality, taste and transparency of smaller food brands is creating the demand to make a significant change on the ground? Not all roses and sunshine though. Why even with all this experience and a significant track record is still difficult to raise capital for regenerative, agroecology businesses in the global South?More about this episode on our video course on feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.Support the show Support the show