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NESAWG Presents “It Takes a Region Conference”
September 10, 2015
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Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 10.32.31 AMNortheast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) hosts “It Takes a Region Conference” which brings together farm and food practitioners to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues.

This year’s theme is “Putting MOVE in the Movement!” and will include the following topics: policy organizing, racism in the food system, food activism, farm-to-institutions (including farm-to-hospital), food security, food hubs, and food + farm workers.

Slow Money NYC is leading a Working Group entitled “[Collaborative Approaches to Financing a Better Food System]”(http://nesawg.org/our-work/conference/discussion-workgroups) and continues a dialogue initiated by Slow Money NYC in various forums: NEFFA, Food + Enterprise Summit 2015 and, recently, CFF Briefing, discussed above. Register here.

Who: Designed for foundations, financial institutions and angel investors (collectively: “food system funders”) as well as business intermediaries and researchers.

What: A review of evolving opportunities and challenges for funding sustainable food and farm enterprises with both philanthropic and impact capital.
Why: To overcome current barriers, innovative programming must be devised that targets both sides of investments—the businesses and investors—to bridge the gap between them.