#37: Harnessing Technology for Sustainable Grazing
In this episode of Seedling Sessions host Thomas Slattery is joined by Johannes Scheibe, the co-founder of Ruumi, to discuss the progress Ruumi has made since their last conversation on the podcast in October of last year.
Ruumi is a technology company on a mission to build a future where farming enriches the Earth, and they’re doing this by creating infrastructure for the global sustainable farming transition. In their previous conversation, they learned about Ruumi’s origins in Berlin, where the founders were inspired by farmer protests to explore opportunities in the agriculture and farming sector. They eventually focused on grass, the world’s largest crop, and developed a free-to-use grazing management app that helps farms improve their grazing practices, soil health, and profitability. A significant bonus of using Ruumi is the potential eligibility for carbon credits.
Since the last episode, Ruumi has secured a sizable investment, grown their team, and undergone a significant rebrand. They now have over 1500 farmers signed up on the Grazing app, predominantly in the UK and Ireland, and have started working with their first corporate insetting customers.
In this episode, they discuss the challenges of scaling an agtech startup, the importance of listening to farmers, and the future of insetting and offsetting in sustainable agriculture. Join them as they catch up with Johannes and learn about the exciting developments at Ruumi, their vision for a future where farming enriches the Earth, and the role of technology in driving this transformation.