Thank you for a wonderful inaugural
Rooted in Health
Investing at the Intersection of Regenerative Agriculture & Nutrition
June 22-23 • Virtual Event
The way we do agriculture, the way we manage our soils, the way we process our food, and the way we get our food from farm to table all influence the levels of nutrients we find in our food. Conversely, there are also many things that influence our body’s ability to use what nutrients are available. Better understanding this complex relationship between agriculture, food, and health is of increasing importance as we face both environmental and health crises ranging from climate change to chronic illness and exorbitant costs due to a primarily reactive healthcare system.
Regenerative food systems – ones that value nutrient density from soil to stomach – are seen as a solution to these challenges and present enormous opportunities for further learning, development, and investment. RFSI’s Rooted in Health event dives in to the under-explored connection between regenerative agriculture and nutrition, the pathways to improving human health through agriculture that already exist, the work yet to be done, and the investment levers that may be pulled to advance human health and nutrition.
Addressing an issue as complex as this requires a systems-based, multi-stakeholder approach. This event is for investors and practitioners across the agriculture, food, and health spectrum and is designed to provide:
- A foundation of understanding of the connections and complexities that exist between agriculture, food, and health
- A roadmap for work to be done by various stakeholders involved
- An exploration of the investment and funding opportunities that exist along the path from soil to stomach
- A vision for what comes next and how you fit in
Agenda | Virtual Program
The inaugural virtual event was held June 22-23.
Day 1 focused on framing the problem, making the connection between agricultural practices and human nutrition, and defining the work to be done and who will do the work.
Day 2 dove deeper into the work to be done, the investment levers that are being pulled right now, and where opportunities exist to advance this space.
Jyoti Banerjee, North Star Transition
Derek Axten, Axten Farms
Moderated by: Cheryl Toner, American Heart Association
Moderated by: Tina Owens, Danone North America
Moderated by: David LeZaks, Croatan Institute
Moderated by: Ray Boyle, Day One Project
We’re gathering a diverse group of practitioners and thought-leaders from across the agriculture, food, healthcare, and investment system for an informative and engaging agenda. Please stay-tuned as we announce speakers soon.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Connect with others in the space — The ability to chat with others in the audience AND informal networking after the program makes it easy to find new fruitful connections.