By Artem Milinchuk, Forbes Council Member, Founder and CEO of FarmTogether
January 30, 2020
2020 will be a year of climate and environment. The World Economic Forum’s top five long-term global risks are all environment-related. With that, regenerative agriculture is set to take center stage. For those who aren’t familiar with it, regenerative agriculture is a set of farmland management practices that go beyond sustainable farming to rebuild soil health, a key solution to combating climate change and recapturing carbon.
Here I’ll be tackling a question that is top of mind for many investors interested in farmland: Can moving from traditional cropping systems to regenerative agriculture be profitable?
I believe the answer to that question is a resounding yes. Many might point to decreases in yield, but under the right conditions, and by taking a holistic view of farmland operations and the underlying asset value, the profitability of a farm can increase, all while reducing risk and crop loss. Below, we’ll look at research that backs up that opinion and what it might mean for your investments.