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We believe in a future where regenerative agriculture is the norm.

Building a regenerative future

At Top 50 Farmers, we're working to make regenerative agriculture the industry norm. We bring together regenerative farmers, funders, corporations, academics, chefs, and non-profits to unlock new opportunities.

How Top 50 Farmers Works

Top 50 Farmers works towards scaling regenerative agriculture in Europe in three ways

Award Ceremony

Each year, 50 farmers are selected to serve as role models and join the T50F network. The farmers gain acess to a support system, publicity, and are celebrated at an Award Ceremony alongside the media, our partners, and leaders of the regenerative movement.

Mastermind Groups

Our mastermind groups bring together industry executives, thought leaders, and pioneering regenerative farmers in small groups to facilitate knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation.

Ecosystem Building

The transition to regenerative is a fundamental change from current practices and one that requires new skills and knowledge. We provide a network of support to advance and share knowledge for the actors leading the way.

Financing the Regenerative Transition

Each year, 50 farmers are selected to serve as role models and join the T50F network. The farmers gain acess to a support system, publicity, and are celebrated at an Award Ceremony alongside the media, our partners, and leaders of the regenerative movement.

Regenerative Supply Chains

This group is designed for sustainability, procurement, and branding professional looking at how to transition supply chains and use them as a lever to speed the regenerative transition.

Climate Risk

Resilence

With the climate becoming more and more unpredictable, farmers and corporations require adpation strategies to hedge against climate events. This small groups discusses how to manage risk along the supply chain.

How Top 50 Farmers Works

Top 50 Farmers works towards scaling regenerative agriculture in Europe in three ways

About us

Top 50 Farmers recognizes that to scale the regenerative movement and attract a new generation of farmers, collaboration and new tools are necessary. This includes industry support that creates market pull and new financing solutions.  Top 50 Farmers is a platform for bringing these actors together to unlock new opportunities and collaborations to scale regenerative agriculture and healthy soils. We do this by identifying regenerative farmers to serve as role models, championing their stories, and connecting them to networks, and an acceleration tool kit to amplify their work. A global initiative, the first edition of Top 50 Farmers is focused on identifying role models and building regenerative networks across Europe.

Our History

In the countryside of Denmark, in 2022, Astanor Ventures invited chefs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and farmers for a 2-day summit to discuss how we scale regenerative agriculture in Europe and beyond. During a breakfast session a group unanimously agreed that like chefs have built strong personal brands that diversify their revenue streams, amplify their platform, and attract a new generation to enter the profession, farming needs a similar renaissance. Diverse role models are needed that demonstrate how farming can be good business for people and the planet. These role models need to represent the next generation showing diversity in gender, representation, and lifestyle. They need to show how farming is sexy and can be a great livelihood. From this, the idea of Top 50 Farmers was born. With the goal of creating new opportunities for regenerative farmers practicing and transitioning to regenerative agriculture Astanor Ventures and Foodprint Nordic initiated the first steps of Top 50 Farmers. Top 50 Farmers is led by Foodprint Nordic and Future Food with Analisa Winther and supported by a consortium of funders who have spent decades working across the value chain to support the regenerative transition.

Our Values

FARMERS FIRST: All actions we take are in service of the farmer to create new opportunities and facilitate the transition to regenerative organic agriculture.  REGENERATION We aim for the highest standard of regeneration both when it comes to future farming and the actions we take.Details matter and we walk the talk by sourcing regeneratively and working with partners who share our vision and values. We approach the planning and design with patience and ambition to ensure that our choices have a positive impact in the long run. COLLABORATION Top 50 Farmers recognizes that no one person or organization can shift the food system. We are all in this together and we must work together to create change. For this reason, we partner whenever possible and honor all farmers who are working towards a regenerative organic future.  DIVERSITY We are stronger when we embrace our differences. Top 50 Farmers prioritizes diversity in gender, age and regions across committees and selected farmers to ensure multiple perspectives and understandings.

Mastermind Groups

Top 50 Farmers Mastermind Groups unite industry executives with pioneering farmers to address common challenges, foster collaborations, and drive regenerative agriculture's expansion toward 2030 targets.

Each Mastermind group serves as a common meeting ground to unlock new opportunities and explore potential synergies related to financing, supply chains, risk resilience, and marketing.

Woman picking vegetables on a farm with an air of sophistication

Consortium Partners

Meet the Team

Project Leader

Top 50 Farmers

Analisa Winther

Regenerative Agriculture Facilitator ​

Project Leader

Top 50 Farmers

Cindie Christiansen

Regenerative Agriculture Facilitator ​

Board Member

Co-founder Astanor

Eric Archambeau

Regenerative Agriculture Facilitator ​

Board Member

Co-Founder, Climate Farmers

Philippe Birker

Regenerative Agriculture Facilitator ​

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