Regionalwert AG, a company based near Freiburg, Germany, works to save small farming operations. Its investors are motivated less by the desire for profit than by the preservation of regional economic structures.
The publicly-owned company leases small agricultural operations and helps farmers manage the transition to organic farming methods. Promoting sustainable farming practices is one of Regionalwert's primary objectives. That has helped the company achieve steady growth, and now it even operates it its own retail stores. Report by Miltiades Arsenopoulos.