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Regenerative Agricultural and COVID19 Capital Needs

Regenerative Agricultural and COVID19 Capital Needs


The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the food system to its core. The bright spots during these trying months has been the resiliency of our local and regional food systems that are connecting producers directly with consumers. Many questions have arisen as to the staying power of this surge, and whether it will be sustainable in a post-COVID19 world.

Croatan Institute, a non-profit whose mission is to harness the power of investment for social good and ecological resilience, is working to assess the opportunity for values-based supply chains to capture market share and begin shifting our food system toward the one we want and away from the one we have.

Increasing the staying power of these types of food system businesses may require access to capital that will address operational pinch points and bottlenecks. Whether that relates to marketing, inventory, labor, infrastructure, or other business needs, a clearer assessment of supply chain capital needs will enable us to align and coordinate the appropriate types of capital to grow the sector. Outreach to impact investor networks and philanthropic investors has already begun to meet the capital needs of the growing regenerative agriculture sector.

This survey is intended for supply chain businesses primary serving the food-grade grains and livestock sectors.

Those who submit a completed survey will be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card. Results will be confidential. General themes, trends, and lessons will be shared.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. It can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/Pmcc7veTYzTWXjaL6

This project is supported by the Thread Fund





Relevant Publications

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture across Asset Classes

Investing in the Expansion of Organic Food and Agriculture in Northeastern North Carolina

Financing Resilient Value Chains through Total Portfolio Activation