Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food
24 David R Montgomery, ditching the plow, covering the soil and diversifying crop rotations
Jan 10, 2018 · 45 min
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Writer of Dirt and Growing a Revolution.


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I interviewed David R Montgomery, writer of the book Growing a Revolution where he travelled around the world visiting farmers who are growing high quality produce, profitably while growing soil carbon. All of them shared the same approach to working with the soil: ditching the plow, covering the soil and diversifying crop rotations. Meeting these farmers turned him from a pessimist into a cautious optimist. 

Plus we touched upon a very interesting topic which I hope to discuss further in future interviews (and which will be the topic of a new book of David and his wife Anna). How do we grow more nutrient rich calories instead of just calories? Micro nutrient contents of food has dropped 25-50% over the past decades.Healthy food starts with healthy soil?! 

Some tips for impact investors:

  • Look at financing the transition, how can you partner with farmers who don’t have the financial resources, make the transition to regenerative agriculture?
  • Look into turning around degraded land and turn it into a net asset. 

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