Sustainable Food

Supporting updated fishing, aquaculture, and farming practices for healthy and prosperous local communities

Our food systems are incredibly inefficient. Some types of agricultural and fishing subsidies perpetuate harmful practices, making it difficult for transformational change at scale. In addition to supporting campaigns such as Stop Funding Overfishing, Dynamic Planet works closely with those improving the food value chain (fisheries, aquaculture, and farming) through new technologies, improved sustainable practices, and policy reform.

Efficient food systems take pressure off our wild habitats and free them up to do what they originally evolved to do – provide services that we take for granted and receive for free, including cleaning our air and water and stabilizing our climate.

Dynamic Planet has provided strategic advice to blended finance vehicles, funds, and companies to help scale smarter food systems. For example, Aqua-Spark is an investment fund with a focus on sustainable aquaculture businesses around the world. The fund supports small and medium-sized enterprises that produce safe, accessible aquatic life, such as fish, shellfish, and plants, in ways that do not harm our oceans.

Iroquois Valley is an organic farmland finance company that provides farmer-friendly leases and mortgages to the next generation of organic farmers. Since 2007, the fund has directed US $50 million in investments in organic agriculture. The goal is to make organic agriculture the norm, not the exception, in America to benefit the health of the soil and of future generations.

We are always interested in the food systems on the islands and coasts where we work. To explore best-in-class partners to improve your food system, please contact us.