Soil Wealth

Soil wealth encompasses the constellation of benefits that result when we build healthy soil and community wealth through regenerative and organic agriculture. Centered around financing farms, forestry, food, and fiber, this program encourages investors, funders, agricultural businesses, value-web enterprises and other stakeholders to think holistically about integrating soil wealth into their programs and strategies.

Selection of Public and Private Benefits Delivered by Investing in Soil Wealth

Investing in Regenerative Fiber Value Chains

Croatan Institute President and Senior Fellow Joshua Humphreys is joined by Institute partners, Molly Hemstreet of The Industrial Commons and Opportunity Threads, Eric Henry of TS Designs, Sarah Kelley of Common Threads Consulting, and Latashia Redhouse of Intertribal Agriculture Council for a conversation on growing needs and opportunities associated with investing in regenerative farm-to-fabric value chains.

Highlighted Projects and Resources

Regenerative Agriculture Infrastructure Finance

This project will identify finance opportunities and pathways that work to build processing, distribution, and market infrastructure for regenerative farms.

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The Regenerative Agriculture and Human Health Nexus: Insights from Field to Body

What does the evidence tell us about the connection between agricultural practices and human health? Senior Fellow David LeZaks and Mandy Ellerton author this paper exploring the evidence connecting agriculture practices to human health outcomes.

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Healthy Food Access Mapping (Healthy FAM)

This project will produce a healthy food access mapping project in the five-county region of North Carolina.

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Soil Wealth

This report aims to quantify the current investment landscape surrounding regenerative agriculture and cultivate an understanding of how investors can allocate investments across asset classes to further these efforts.

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Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes

This paper provides a framework for impact investors as they consider how to invest in issues related to food and agriculture across asset classes.

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Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy

Re-envisioning organic food and agriculture as an inclusive economic development strategy for revitalizing rural places.

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