Robyn O'Brien

Robyn O'Brien is a co-founder and Managing Director at rePlant Capital. She is also a Fulbright scholar, best-selling author and widely recognized speaker on global food systems. In 2020, she was recognized on Forbes Impact 50 List for her work at the intersection of agriculture and climate. Robyn holds an MBA from Rice University where she is also an adjunct professor at Rice University's Jones School of Business.

What is the problem?

Today, farmers take home only 8 cents for every dollar of food they produce. The majority fail to break even each year, and there is $426B of farmer debt. Our farm economy is upside down. We have an extractive food system leaning on extractive capital structures.

U.S. farmers face severe financial hardship and soil depletion after decades of an industrialized, agrochemical model. It’s becoming increasingly obvious our food system needs restructuring, but you can not fix a broken food system with a broken financial system.

What is the Solution?

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