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.
This project, led by the Artisan Grain Collaborative, will address the current knowledge gaps in the Midwest grain chain, synthesizing existing data while gathering new information to support the continued development and growth of the value chain, especially for beginning, women, and BIPOC producers.
Croatan Institute is partnering with Working Landscapes to support a disaster resilience planning project in Eastern NC on behalf of the Upper Coastal Plain and Eastern Carolina Councils of Government.
Re-Allocate encourages investors and capital allocators to pursue racial equity investing within their investment portfolios. The goal of the campaign is to encourage investment managers and decision- makers to reallocate 15% of AUM over three-years to invest in America’s emerging majority.
Croatan Institute is working alongside the WWF and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) to garner investor support for the Fostering Overseas Rule of Law and Environmentally Sound Trade (FOREST) Act
Soil Wealth Areas are new special purpose financing districts that help connect farmers and entrepreneurs with technical assistance and mission-aligned capital providers that value the social and environmental benefits associated with conservation, equitable food and farming systems, regenerative agroecology, and resilient rural communities.
Croatan Institute is supporting this work through the development of a comprehensive agroforestry financing guidebook that will highlight capital opportunities that align with agroforestry.
This project involves providing the agricultural finance community with information about the benefits of conservation and regenerative agriculture practices.
This project will identify finance opportunities and pathways that work to build processing, distribution, and market infrastructure for regenerative farms.