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Here you’ll find updates on the investment deals, on-going research, curated news from around the industry and insight from the players already operating in the space.


Meet the Activator: Ascribe

Meet the Activator is a regular series designed to highlight the incredible and diverse operations and entrepreneurs activating capital for regeneration across the agriculture and food system.    Company Name: Ascribe Description of Company: Ascribe discovers and develops natural crop protection products that help farmers combat plant diseases and increase ...
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The Challenges and Growing Opportunity to Build Australia’s Regen Food System

Hailey Morris, Executive Director of The Morris Group Hailey Morris, Executive Director of her family office The Morris Group, is an experienced investor and a leading voice in the move to leverage capital to transition to a healthier food system in Australia. She is also co-founder of environmental non-profit Sustainable ...
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Regenerative Ag Starts On the Farm: How Real Asset Players Drive Transition

Part 3 in our series: How Investment Capital Can Enable Profitable Regenerative Agriculture Regenerative food systems start with regenerative farmland. Investment in farmland as an asset is one of the oldest types of agricultural investment, driven by consistent land appreciation, historically strong returns with an attractive risk return ratio while ...
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USDA Lays Out Frameworks for Investing in a More Just and Resilient Food System

Plus, reaction from around the RFSI community. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has laid out a framework for addressing many of the challenges facing the U.S. food system – especially those that have been amplified during the pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine. The announcement explains, “As the pandemic ...
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The Role of Debt Financing in Fueling Regeneration

Part 2 in our series: How Investment Capital Can Enable Profitable Regenerative Agriculture Regenerative agriculture CAN be significantly more profitable than conventional agriculture because the system of practices can lead to lower input costs; the ability to grow higher value crops and access new markets and premiums; and as an ...
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How Investment Capital Can Enable Profitable Regenerative Agriculture

Part 1: Is Regenerative Agriculture Profitable? The numerous beneficial outcomes associated with using regenerative production practices have gained much attention in recent years. This attention has tended to emphasize the agronomic, environmental, consumer, climate level benefits, while the ECONOMIC OUTCOMES of transitioning to regenerative agriculture have garnered far less attention ...
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The Rise of Regenerative CPG: A Portfolio Case Study

In Part 1 of The Rise of Regenerative CPG series, we learned that the massive momentum for regenerative agriculture adoption coupled with the incredibly small amount of existing regenerative CPG brands is driving three investment opportunities in the industry: Disruption, Reform, and Enablement. We looked deeper into the “Disruption” investment ...
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The Rise of Regenerative CPG: Investigating the Opportunity

For regenerative CPG, 2022 has brought much to be encouraged about. In particular, the Natural Products Expo West served as a powerful litmus for where we are today. Content about regenerative agriculture was well represented in the event’s programming and at least 53 of the 2800 exhibitors explicitly supported regenerative ...
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John Kempf on AEA’s Recent Fundraise and Why Relationships Are Critical to the Regenerative Ag Investment Opportunity

Last week, renowned agronomist and regenerative farming guru John Kempf and his team at Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) announced a $4.7 million fundraise in both debt and equity financing - their first external investment. The raise was led by agriculture investor Tree Trunk Light, with other non-equity financing. Founder and ...
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Are Regenerative Certifications Poised to Drive Market Growth?

The regenerative agriculture and food system is blossoming as an increasing number of farmers and food companies seek to transition to regenerative practices for the ecological, agronomic, climate, human health and economic benefits it can bring. Despite the rapidly growing engagement, the term “regenerative” itself still lacks legal definition. In ...
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