establish microfinancing and small scale investments to reduce start up costs for rural business operators in food systems
prioritize investments in BIPOC-owned ideas and businesses, including land trusts and reparations.
increase cultural competency around pragmatic cooperative governance models and transition existing public assets to worker-owned models.
improve the economic opportunity of sustainable farming by forging scale appropriate and profitable market channels.
identify and develop diversification opportunities that enable incremental growth, scaling with the operators.
build cooperative investment models for key infrastructure like storage, electric trucks, business development, and regional marketing.