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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.

Year in Review

2019 was a big year for regenerative agriculture as it was introduced to people around the world when scientists declared a biodiversity crisis in the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Report. Democratic Presidential hopefuls discussed regenerative ag on the debate stage and a team of ...
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Building an Understanding of Regenerative Agriculture Production

Making informed business and investment decisions in the regenerative agriculture and food space requires a foundational understanding of what exactly regenerative agriculture is. While the term “regenerative agriculture” is still in its relative infancy and may be defined differently depending on who is asked, there is no debate that soil ...
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RR News Update – November 21, 2019

Major Food Companies Failing on Sustainability Pledges, Research Finds CDP, the environmental non-profit and investment research provider, says global consumer goods companies, including Kraft and Mondelez, are off track to achieve sustainable consumption and production by 2030. Read more Investment Insights:  Window Emerging for Institutional Investment into Agriculture According to ...
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RR News Update: November 7, 2019

Former VP Al Gore has focused his climate activism on regenerative ag; Indigo Ag is connecting the dots, creating a package to support growers that ties the company’s online grain marketplace with its new soil carbon trading initiative; a Timberland partnership creates a regenerative supply chain for leather; a movie ...
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RR News Update: October 24, 2019

Two leaders in the regenerative agriculture space spoke out about the biggest challenges facing the food system in honor of World Food Day, Bay Area restaurateurs are leading the way with a healthy soil surcharge, farmers in Iowa are in the spotlight as questions about agriculture come up on the ...
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Finding Hope in the World’s Greatest Food Challenges

An interview with two regenerative food systems leaders In honor of World Food Day on Oct. 16, Raising Regenerative spoke with two different leaders in the space to get their perspective on the biggest challenges facing the food system. Caesaré Assad leads the work at Food System 6, a non-profit ...
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RR News Update: October 10, 2019

Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum Wrap up: Last week nearly 200 people from across the regenerative food system and the investing community gathered at the inaugural Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum in Oakland, CA. With a jam-packed agenda, an all-star speaker lineup, and a tremendous diversity of perspectives all in ...
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RR News Update: September 12, 2019

Deal Activity Ag fund Invests in Vancouver Blueberry Processor Agriculture Capital, a big investor in permanent crops including blueberries, is investing in Firestone Pacific Foods to help the company expand processing and cold storage capacity. Read more Terramera Raises $45 Million to Cut Pesticide Use A Vancouver clean-technology company that uses ...
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Farmland and Climate Change: A Mantra for Regenerative Agri Investment Professionals

With more than four decades of experience in farming and a multi-billion-dollar track record as a senior agribusiness executive, Detlef Schoen is one of few experts globally that combine experience and a successful track record all the way from hands-on farming to international agribusiness and financial markets. He is widely ...
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RR News Update: August 29, 2019

Leading Off: Growing Regenerative Ag One Investment at a Time Farmers who want to transition to organic still find it hard to get financing from commercial lenders. But burgeoning numbers of alternative sources, such as Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, are popping up with the goal of supporting efforts to regenerate ...
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