Japanese trading giant Mitsui invests in regenerative agriculture
Published: October 2, 2023
Category: Regenerative Agriculture
Business investment concern Mitsui and Co., Ltd. has invested in RRG Nature Based Solutions LLC (“RRG NBS”), a U.S. company with an integrated global involvement in regenerative agricultural projects.
Regenerative agriculture fosters agricultural sustainability, productivity, and profitability by regenerating the natural environment through climate change countermeasures and conservation of ecosystems and water resources. Major food and beverage manufacturers are starting to adopt policies prioritizing a shift to raw materials derived from regenerative agriculture, with the aim of reducing environmental impacts and ensuring reliable access to raw material in the future.
RRG NBS was established in January 2023 as a spinout of a unit of the Renewable Resources Group (“RRG”) involved in the provision of natural capital conservation solutions. It provides project development through to design, administration, and farming guidance for sustainable ag ventures; it also supports small farmers through RRG Capital Management, a subsidiary of RRG. Another joint investor in RRG NBS is S2G Ventures, a venture capital company with a strong agricultural background.
Through this investment, Mitsui hopes to contribute to the stabilization of world food production and the conservation of natural capital via the transition to regenerative agriculture.
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