• Catalyzing Finance for African Food Security

    We are proud to announce the Lending for African Farming Company (LAFCo), a new partnership with KfW and AgDevCo to accelerate the growth of African agriculture and support the region’s smallholder farmers.

  • Root Capital Recognized by Obama Administration

    OPIC, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, recognized Root Capital with a 2015 OPIC Impact Award for providing access to capital and financial training to smallholder farmers around the globe.

  • Root Capital Profiled in The Economist

    In the March 14th print edition of The Economist, journalist Matthew Bishop takes a look at Root Capital’s 15-year track record, our impact to date, and our aspirations for the future.

  • Celebrating $100M in Active Loans

    The milestone marks the highest outstanding portfolio balance in Root Capital’s history. Here’s what we think it means for our clients, the smallholder agricultural finance industry, and impact investing.

Our Vision

  • We envision a thriving financial market
    serving agricultural businesses that generate long-term social, economic and environmental sustainability for small-scale farmers and their communities around the world.

Our Impact

Root Capital strives to have a positive social and environmental impact on rural businesses, families and communities – while maintaining a 100% repayment rate to our investors.

Producers Reached*
Number of Loans*
Hectares Under Sustainable Cultivation*
* As of June 30th, 2015

Our Approach

Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training and strengthening market connections for agricultural small and growing businesses.

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