Building A Circular Food & Agriculture System
Roughly one third of the food produced for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes – gets lost or wasted
At Closed Loop Partners, we recognize that food and agriculture are critical sectors of the circular economy, requiring a transition away from emissions-intensive production systems and supply chains that create large amounts of waste. By targeting opportunities at every stage of the value chain, and exploring solutions that allow perpetual growth without damaging ecosystems — such as regenerative agriculture — we aim to eliminate waste, optimize supply chains, cycle essential nutrients and drive value across the system.
To reduce emissions and waste, we explore agtech, digital solutions for transparency and automation opportunities to meet ever-changing market demand. To advance the circularity of organic resources, we investigate new materials, applications to prolong shelf-life, food recovery solutions, regenerative agriculture innovations and composting and anaerobic digestion systems that infuse essential, value-adding nutrients back into the organics cycle.
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The Circular Food Solutions Funding Platform
Catalyzing a Circular Food System
Climate urgency, persistent food insecurity, consumer awareness, and an explosion of innovation have created a catalytic opportunity for sustainable food systems change. ReFED identified that the U.S. has a $14B annual funding gap to seed and scale the innovation required to reduce food waste 50% by 2030 (SDG 12.3). Consumer awareness of the issue and its connection to climate change has never been greater.
Investment + Innovation
Closed Loop Partners, in partnership with ReFED, is launching an investment and innovation platform that aims to begin to close the funding gap and create long-term impact in the food & agriculture space. The platform aims to to catalyze traditional capital into the sector through a range of catalytic funding vehicles to drive, test and scale solutions to decarbonize supply chains, reduce food loss and repurpose food waste into valuable end products.
With full funding, the Platform aims to advance circular solutions that keep valuable food and organics in circulation and out of landfills, and advance a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive circular food system.
If you are interested in a further discussion on circular food systems, please contact us below.