ImpactAlpha, April 20 — Middlefield, Ohio-based Advancing Eco Agriculture provides sustainable fertilizer, consultations and data to farmers to transition to regenerative agriculture practices. Through its platform, AEA says farmers produce healthier soil, stronger crops and higher profits – and store carbon from the atmosphere in their soil.
The investment “will accelerate the expansion of AEA’s geographic footprint and outsized impact on food quality, yield and farmer profitability,” said Paul Bergman of Tree Trunk Light, the New York-based impact investment firm that led the debt and equity round. Bergman also serves as executive chairman at AEA.
Regenerative agriculture consists of practices that increase carbon in the soil and otherwise improve soil health, protect and restore native habitat and biodiversity, eliminate harmful inputs, support grower livelihoods and enhance human and animal welfare.