Technical Assistance


CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Financing Food Systems Through FinTech

Local food systems face similar barriers accessing technology as they do financing for small businesses and development projects. Technological innovations have the potential to help build localized food systems that are more equitable, sustainable, and efficient. From agtech to online lending to locavesting, there are a variety of financial technologies - or “fintech” - that can bring capital to small food businesses and invest in communities as they restore their local food system. In this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we explored how tech innovations are increasing access to financing for food-related businesses and projects, and how finance is supporting the integration of new technology in local food systems.

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Expert Panelists on this Webinar:

Ariel Miller Moderator
Manager, Research & Technical Assistance
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Topiltzin Gomez
Chief of Staff
Honeycomb Credit

Brad McConnell
Allies for Community Business

Dan Miller
Founder & CEO


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