Starting in 2020, Croatan Institute has worked closely with a partner across 400 acres in Pink Hill to assist with active land management, USDA technical assistance, conservation finance, and market access.
Soil Wealth Areas are new place-based financing districts that connect regenerative agriculture producers and value chain businesses with aligned capital and technical assistance, creating a magnet for regional soil health and community wealth investments.
Senior Associate Jaime Silverstein recently spoke about Soil Wealth Areas on the Duke World Food Policy Podcast.
Mary Bell is the Operations Coordinator for Croatan Institute, where she supports the entire Institute team with particular emphasis on accounting, human resources, technology, donor relations, and other operational project management.
Croatan Institute’s REEFS Program is hosting its first conference for thought leaders, practitioners, advocates and values aligned capital partners - The Diverse Leaders in Climate and Agriculture Summit.
Senior Fellow Bill Harrington and advocacy colleagues from Americans for Financial Reform, CreditSpectrum, the Credit Rating Initiative, and the International Institute of Law and Finance advised senior staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on how best to enact meaningful accountability for regulated credit rating companies.
During the session, Jaime discussed Croatan Institute's Soil Wealth Areas work and the application of property-assessed financing for on-farm conservation practices.
Liz Umlas is a Senior Fellow at Croatan Institute where she supports our human rights and accountability work.
Restoring and developing local and regional food systems requires that the unique needs of individual communities be taken into account. This installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series will highlight unique financing structures that drive food systems investment within a geographic footprint.
Croatan Institute received a $225,000 three-year grant from the #NoRegrets Initiative, providing support for our Racial Equity, Economics, Finance, and Sustainability (REEFS) program.