Supporting women in agriculture, can help the future of farming. For centuries, women have been key, invisible contributors to American farming.
Doniga Markegard pauses while shoveling wood chips and hay, into a pen with piglets and their mother, at the ranch she runs with her husband Erik in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The Markegard Family Grass-Fed ranch is focused on regenerative agriculture, a system of farming principles and practices, and involving women in farming. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
If you live in the Great Plains, sooner or later you’ll get a question about those “crop circles” that can be observed from airplane windows during flights over the region. The answer is contained in the question: Put simply, they are circles of cropland.
In the quest to curb climate change, we must remember that there are low-tech methods at our disposal that can achieve similar results with much less initial investment. In fact, there is already an economical large-scale technology for removing carbon from the atmosphere: agroforestry.
Applegate was founded with a mission to “Change The Meat We Eat.” Now, its launching a regenerative agriculture platform where all its products will come from animals raised on pasture. Through this platform, the company hopes to build soil health, improve water quality and and increase biodiversity.
Making a business successful is a challenge in itself, but making a green business profitable is an even harder journey. For society's sake, entrepreneurs must be prepared to make that journey, says Geoffrey Jones.
Real wealth generation requires increasing capacity in all members of a living system — all stakeholders — so that each new generation of wealth building extends and evolves the last. It is rooted in their evolving ability and propensity to express essence — for themselves, their materials, and those that they serve.
Investing in regenerative agriculture has the potential to address not only the food supply but also climate change, peace and conflict resolution and the water supply to boot. This impact investing strategy could be the biggest lever for creating positive change available to investors today. It also appears to generate healthy financial returns.
This podcast is with Propagate Ventures who has set out to redefine agriculture by working with investors, farmers and brands to implement regenerative agroforestry solutions. Meet the founders. Jeremy Kaufman, Ethan Steinberg and Harry Greene
Syntropic Agriculture is an innovative design methodology and set of farming techniques that has quickly swept across the regenerative agriculture space. Ernst Gotsch popularized the practices over several decades, while Fazenda da Toca most recently catapulted it all into the mainstream with the film Life in Syntropy. Syntropic farming has taken hold in Brazil and the tropics, but today we ask: How can we apply these concepts to cold climates?
Nori empowers enterprises and individuals with a full range of solutions to begin the reversal of climate change. In this session, we discussed a wide range of solutions for carbon dioxide removal, from mature to nascent, including: soil, managed mine tailings, direct air capture, and agroforestry. We discussed the technology readiness, advantages, and challenges for scaling each method.