Regenerative Agriculture Resource 

Funding regenerative agriculture

How do we fund regenerative agriculture?

One of the challenges of regenerative agriculture is funding it. In a ‘cheap food’ system many of the costs are externalised onto the environment or people without privilege and power. Regenerative agriculture instead must find ways to internalise or cross-subsidise those costs. 

Here are some great examples from around the world of how people are funding new regenerative agriculture initiatives and transitions, and are thinking about the different funding levers available.

Explore “Investing in regenerative agriculture podcast” starting with this fantastic new episode in the soil builders series featuring Ian McSweeney of the Agrarian Trust (talking about mechanisms for investing in common land in the US) and Fabio Sakamoto of Rizoma Agro (Brazil).  

The Perennial Fund is a model example of how to set up a transition loan fund for regenerative agriculture.

Propagate Ventures is an interesting example of a collaborative project development and investment platform for agroforestry in the US.

This report prepared by Tanya Massy for Sustainable Table outlining pathways and investment principles for transition to regenerative agriculture in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments

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