The Land Accelerator celebrates half a decade of programming in 2023, all focused on for-profit companies working on land restoration. Over 1,000 applications arrived yet-again for the original Africa program.
From boosting agricultural yields to creating jobs and fighting climate change, there are multiple benefits to making degraded land healthy again. Landscape restoration creates environmental and economic benefits by revitalizing ecosystems and rural communities.
Across the world, companies with a wide range of business models are making money from growing millions of trees and transforming agriculture. Yet in rural areas, where producing agricultural commodities on restored land is cost-effective, entrepreneurs face limited access to capital and technical expertise.
The Land Accelerator, through its online and in-person boot camps and personalized mentorship, empowers entrepreneurs to pitch impact investors and sell their products more effectively. By fostering entrepreneurship, this first-of-its-kind program provides a cost-effective approach to restore — and develop — rural areas around the world.
Funding these and other companies like them is The TerraFund.
Applications for that fund are open now.