Report Highlights Regenerative Agriculture Investment Strategies
A team of researchers from Croatan Institute, Delta Institute, and the Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS) has released Soil Wealth: Investing in Regenerative Agriculture across Asset Classes, a report that provides the most comprehensive look to date at the U.S. landscape of investment opportunities in regenerative agriculture. The report highlights 127 investments totaling $321.1 billion that explicitly integrate sustainable food and agriculture in their investment processes, with 70 of those strategies (with combined assets of $47.5 billion) including regenerative agricultural criteria in their investment strategy. The report provides an in-depth analysis of investments in farmland and investment opportunities that support regenerative agricultural value chains and food systems. Across these asset classes, it identifies 67 distinct investment mechanisms, instruments, and approaches for further developing regenerative agriculture capital opportunities. The report concludes with a series of recommendations for investors and stakeholders to build greater “soil wealth” —the benefits associated with improving soil health and increasing rural wealth through regenerative agriculture.