Online Resource Database
Most resources in the ORD are available to CDFA members only. CDFA members should login with their CDFA Account at the top of the page to access the full set of resources. Non-members are encouraged to join CDFA today
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Expanding New Jersey’s SupermarketsMembers only Login
New Jersey Food Marketing Task Force provides this report containing recommendations of task force members on how state officials working with partners in the private sector can increase the availability of healthy affordable foods in communities...
OR Food Infrastructure Gap AnalysisMembers only Login
This project was proposed by Ecotrust and funded by Meyer Memorial Trust to meet three objectives on behalf of impact investors, practitioners, and policymakers: 1. To provide an overview of key supply, demand, and infrastructure drivers affecting...
PA Ag Lending ProgramsMembers only Login
Gary Smith and Jodi Gauker of Chester County Economic Development Council detail the Next Generation Farmer Loan Program and other financing structures for lending credit to agricultural purposes in their area.
Lively'Hood Farm Financial AnalysisMembers only Login
The San Francisco Department of the Environment partnered with Presidio Graduate School’s Team Lively’Hood to assess the viability of commercial urban
agriculture (CUA) in the City of San Francisco. The financial analyses highlighted the key...
Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant ProgramMembers only Login
Launched in 2008, the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) competitive grant program is designed to strengthen Wisconsin's agricultural and food industries. By reducing costs in marketing, distribution, and processing, Wisconsin's food products and local...
Brownfields to Green Gardens
Biocycle magazine released this series of articles on the conversion of brownfield sites to community gardens and urban farms. The articles highlight the success of several pilot brownfield redevelopment programs launched by multiple cities.
Financing AquacultureMembers only Login
Aquaculture accounts for about half of the world's seafood. The sector will continue to grow exponentially because of the dwindling supply of wild fish and increasing demand in the developing world for animal protein. This paper focuses on...
Overcoming Obstacles to Rural & Agricultural Finance
Themes discussed in the publication are making markets work for rural and agricultural finance, forging agricultural finance innovations, reducing costs of rural outreach, managing risks, attracting private sector investors and much.
USDA Rural CooperativesMembers only Login
This document is by the USDA Rural Development and is a monthly document about cooperatives. The document recognizes the important role that cooperatives play in strengthening the economy, providing greater economic opportunity, and creating member...
Brownfield Handbook: Alaska State and Tribal Program
The Alaska Environmental Protection Agency provides a handbook regarding the redevelopment procedures, assistance, and funding guidelines for the state. The handbook pinpoints specific response programs by location and touches on different...
Food Systems Finance in ColoradoMembers only Login
LiveWell Colorado hosted this discussion on diverse options for funding and financing healthy food retail in communities across the state. Guest speakers provide information on some programs and how to apply.
Growing Investments in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Tony Logan, State Director of Ohio Rural Development for the USDA, explains the importance of local and regionalized food systems, in addition to different finance mechanisms through the USDA that benefit local and regional stakeholders.