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Croatan Institute, in collaboration with Meridian Institute, has released a new report entitled Finance for Resilience An Overview of Risk Mitigation in Agricultural Systems for Farms, Lenders, and Governments. This report explores major on-farm, off-farm, and systemic risks that the agricultural industry faces and how finance can increase the resilience of those systems while providing other benefits.
The report provides a synthesis of existing literature and research regarding the environmental, financial, and social risk-reducing benefits of resilient agricultural practices and explores the different stakeholders who hold risk in the US agricultural system.
Four recommendations are provided to address the environmental, financial, and social risks posed by the current state of farming and finance: