Resources

This August 2012 report examines the current state of funding for addressing the problems in the food system and promotes the goals and the vision for a healthier food system. It analyzes where capital is flowing and where it is not flowing, and what kinds of approaches are needed to increase the flow and effectiveness of capital where gaps currently exist.

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/news/publications/bridging-gap

Promoting Sustainable Food Systems through Impact Investing

http://www.thespringcreekfoundation.org/images/download/tsf_Promoting_Sustainable_Food_Systems.pdf

Local Foods: A Guide for Investors & Philanthropists

http://ic.accelhost.com/accelsite/media/2206/CEA_localfoods.pdf

Financing the Food System (from the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund “Farm to Plate Strategic Plan”)

http://www.vsjf.org/assets/files/Agriculture/Strat_Plan/4.5_Financing%20the%20Food%20System_6.27.11.pdf

Financing Farming in the U.S.: Opportunities to Improve the Financial and Business Environment for Small and Midsized Farms Through Strategic Financing

http://www.mottgroup.msu.edu/uploads/files/59/Financing%20Farming%20in%20the%20US.pdf

Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered

http://www.slowmoney.org/book

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