Getting smart about subsidies to bridge the agricultural financing gap

  • In a guest post on ImpactAlpha, agriculture finance experts from ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab discuss how to “get smart” about donor objectives, about impact returns and about blending capital.

Terra Silva has $90 million in ‘catalytic capital’ for carbon reduction in tropical forests

  • Packard Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation backed the fund with low-cost debt program-related investments, with a goal to “build a new asset class where none currently exists,” Packard’s Susan Phinney Silver told ImpactAlpha.

Steward’s ‘crowdfarming’ platform lets small investors back good food from local farms

  • “There’s a mismatch between demand for sustainably grown products and the desire to support sustainable farming, and the capital available to farmers,” says Dan Miller, who has launched Steward, a new investment platform that aims to tap the power of small investors to bridge the funding gap for independent farmers.