Farmer & CEO at European Carbon Farmers
Mateusz Ciasnocha – third-generation farmer operating a 700ha regenerative agricultural business in northern Poland on a mission of transitioning agriculture from convention to regenerative with farmers at the centre at the pace and scale required to unleash the world’s greatest carbon capture and storage pool: healthy and living agricultural soil.
Building on his background, global experiences and networks, as well as commitment to regenerative agriculture, Mateusz – together with his brother, Paweł – set up European Carbon Farmers: a business promoting carbon farming practices in Poland and developing agricultural carbon payment mechanisms.
Mateusz is actively involved in the work of the UNFCCC’s COP26 – Climate Champions, where he is the Regenerative Agriculture Fellow, the Economy of Francesco’s Agriculture and Justice Village, where he co-facilitates work of the Startup Stream focused on developing network of regenerative demo farms, as well as EIT Food, where he manages regenerative agriculture program in Poland.
Building on his commitment to the African continent and agriculture Mateusz is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of InvestAfrica.pl, the key source of information on Africa in Poland from a business perspective, and was an Incubation Manager at AgriTech Hub, the first-ever VC fund focused on agricultural investments in Poland and the wider CEE region. In addition to working as a journalist quoted by national and international media organizations such as the Polish Radio 24, Mateusz is dedicated to supporting the development of the two most pivotal sectors of the economy globally: agriculture and energy with a particular focus on the African projects. From contributing to the development of a 700ha family-owned regenerative agricultural operation located in northern Poland, through working with 130.000 small-holder Indian farmers as a consultant with Vrutti, to helping investors deploy capital in agricultural projects. Mateusz is committed to helping sustainable business models scale rapidly and thrive for long.
Educated at Hult International Business School, ESCP Europe Business School, the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, Columbia University and Middlesex University London.
Mateusz is looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with YOU.