2024 RFSI Europe

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Regenerative Food Systems Investment Europe
February 28-29, 2024
Brussels, Belgium
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Regenerative Food Systems Investment Europe
February 28-29, 2024
Brussels, Belgium

The Convening to Catalyze Investment in Europe’s Regenerative Agriculture & Food Sector

SAVE THE DATE ➪ February 28-29, 2024 in Brussels, Belgium!  There’s a diverse and growing ecosystem of organizations working to transform Europe’s agriculture and food system from extractive and degrading to resilient and regenerative. This transition will require profound shifts in mindset, deep collaboration, bold innovation … and capital.

RFSI Europe will explore the critical role capital plays in enabling food systems transformation across Europe and beyond. Presentations, panel discussions, Q&A, round table discussions, pitches and lots of networking will work to connect the dots between the people, organizations, concepts, and concepts that will drive lasting change for soil health, food quality, human nutrition, and planetary well-being.

In January 2023, we hosted the first RFSI Europe virtual event, bringing together 700 people from across Europe to kick off our work in Europe. In February 2024, we are excited to host the 2024 RFSI Europe event IN PERSON! More details coming soon!

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Curious about what you’ll learn at RFSI Europe?

Click here to view the 2023 RFSI Europe agenda and speakers, plus watch the entire event recording!

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RFSI Europe Agenda

Capital is a critical tool in enabling and incentivizing new practices within agricultural and food but capital is only as effective as those who deploy and activate it. The RFSI Europe program will bring a diverse European community together virtually to address the current funding landscape for regenerative agriculture and food in Europe, how investments are facilitating land transformation and building new supply chains, who some of the most innovative solution-builders are today, and how funders and investors are allocating to the space and why.

2-5 pm CET (Europe) • 8-11 am ET (United States)

Day One
2:00 p.m. CET
2:08 p.m. CET
Panel: Farmer Perspectives
Koen van Seijen, Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food Podcast; Charles Hunter Smart, Farm and Estate Manager at Bradwell Grove; Alfonso Chico de Guzman, Farmer – La Junquera
What economic opportunities does regenerative agriculture present for farmers?
What are the barriers to adoption and how can different types of capital help alleviate barriers?
2:45 p.m. CET
Framing the Opportunity for Capital
Paul McMahon, SLM Partners
What role can capital play in transitioning land to regenerative at scale?
2:50 p.m. CET
Case Study: Investing in Land and Regenerative Farming
Alfonso Chico de Guzman, Farmer – La Junquera; João Henriques Roseiro, SLM Partners
How can farmers and investors work together to regenerate farmland?
3:15 p.m. CET
Investing in Innovation for Regeneration
Simon Evill, Pelican Ag; Christopher Ramsay, Pelican Ag
What innovations are helping pave the way to a more regenerative agriculture and food system?
What is the role for venture capital enabling these innovations?
3:40 p.m. CET
Pitch Sessions
Kerry Weaver, PhD, FA Bio; Edd Lees, Wildfarmed; Pete Russell, Ooooby
Hear from solution builders activating capital to create regeneration across the system.
4:05 p.m. CET
Case Study: A Systems Approach to Regenerative Transition
Jyoti Banerjee, North Star Transition
How can we build and fund regenerative agriculture and food holistically?
Who needs to be involved?
4:25 p.m. CET
Panel: Funders of Regeneration
Anouk Schoors, The Nest; Anna Van Der Hurd, The A Team Foundation; Karin van Dijk, ASN Impact Investors
Why and how are different types of investors – from philanthropic, to debt, to private equity – allocating capital to this space?
What projects are most appealing to these funders and why?
4:55 p.m. CET

Where Are We Now?

So what does the regenerative agriculture and food funding ecosystem look like in Europe today? We’ve created a map to show you!

Download the map here.