Abby: CEO & Co-founder
Abby loves creating digital tools that enable independent farmers to thrive – both these apps and the podcast Farmerama Radio. She also helps run the farm in Chile with Tom.
Inti: CTO & Co-founder
Inti is excited about creating digital tools that are simple and easy to use on the farm.
Tom: Farmer & Co-founder
Tom is head farmer and runs their 12 ha farm in Chile (he is Abby’s dad).
Annie: Community Lead
Annie is interested in how regenerative agriculture practises can help farm businesses become more resilient, including her own family’s mixed beef and arable farm. To further her knowledge she is currently studying an agriculture course at the RAU alongside working for Vidacycle.
Biel studied environmental science and then data science. Born and raised in Mallorca he has always been in contact with the traditional farming community on the south of the island. Biel is constantly curious about ecology and our human relationship with nature, and is working to ensure how technology can improve this.
Eliza: Community Development
Eliza grew up on the Groundswell farm, where she became fascinated with the natural world and how to preserve it. She studied Zoology to learn more about conservation, and is now focused on learning about regenerating soil and increasing on-farm biodiversity.
The Vidacycle fellowship brings together farmers who are thinking differently and leading the way, those who have both supported and inspired us on our journey so far. Fellows represent our on-the-ground knowledge base, empowering themselves and others to take an ecological, profitable and beautiful approach to farming.
Chris is a member of the Forestry Team at Waddesdon Estate. Through his interest, knowledge and enthusiasm for regenerative land management, and using waste streams to improve soil, he has been instrumental in rebuilding and enhancing the potential of the soil’s fertility on the Estate.
Ian farms at Whittington Lodge Farm in the Cotswolds, an organic mixed farm of pedigree herefords, wildflower meadows, herbal leys and cereals. He believes a healthy farm starts with healthy soil.
Professor Jennifer Dungait: Soil Health Expert
Jenni is the editor of the European Journal of Soil Science and a passionate and inspiring soil specialist with a particular specialism in agriculture – she offers brilliant insights into soil through her consultancy Soil Health Expert. She is working with us on guidelines for effective soil health monitoring.Find out more about Jenni and Soil Health Expert