Invest in BIPOC Organic Farmers

Invest in BIPOC Organic Farmers

November 12, 2023

We are fans of the work that Iroquois Valley Farms does for investing in funding farmers starting and running organic farms. If you are interested in valued-based investing, then you might find their programs to be appealing to you.

Following is information for you to learn more about their various programs as well as how to invest.

Iroquois Valley is proud to offer the Rooted in Regeneration Note, which is a natural evolution responding to a particularly underserved demographic within the organic farming community – socially disadvantaged farmers – who are primarily Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC).  

Historically, BIPOC farmers have faced significant barriers to accessing financing while overwhelmingly using organic and regenerative practices. Socially disadvantaged farmers represent 4.5% of all farmers in the US in 2017, compared to 13.3% in 1900. According to the World Wildlife Foundation, Indigenous people comprise less than 5% of the world population, but protect 80% of the Earth’s biodiversity in the forests, deserts, grasslands, and marine environments in which they have lived for centuries. We are proud to expand our support for borrowers through specialized and reparative products. 

Please carefully read their investment details, which include needing to be an accredited investor. This generally requires a certain income and/or asset level and/or professional training in investing.

To learn more about this wonderful organization, read more here Iroquois Valley Farms Fact Sheet