This paper documents leading environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and shortcomings at Farm Credit and recommends changes to help the System more fully meet its basic public purpose: to help farmers and rural communities access affordable, reliable capital.
Croatan Institute's REEFS team was recently awarded a major USDA grant of $731,807 over two years to support virtual programming for the Financial Health Investment Project.
Associate Anna Aspenson spoke at the Council of Development Finance Agencies National Development Finance Summit in Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 8th.
James Smith is an Analyst at the Institute, where he supports the NC Soil Wealth Area Program and REEFS' FinHealth Program.
Croatan Institute is pleased to welcome Masika Henson, who is joining our board as of October 2023.
Croatan Institute, in partnership with Working Landscapes, recently completed 5 climate resilience workshops with local governments across eastern NC.
Croatan Institute staff Sharlene Brown, Lori Hylton, and affiliated fellow Dorothy Suput attended the Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum in Denver on September 26-27, 2023.
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.