• Introducing CSAF

    Serving the financial needs of 450 million smallholder farmers is a team sport. That’s why Root Capital and six other social lenders have joined forces to launch the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF), an industry council focused on the development of the smallholder agricultural financial market.

  • New Issue Brief Series

    Join us as we reflect on lessons learned during 15 years of lending. We aim to stimulate important discussions about agricultural finance, small and growing business, and impact investing.

  • Root Capital Launches CFRI

    Root Capital's Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative will invest $10 million in coffee farmers battling the devastating coffee leaf rust epidemic in Latin America

  • New Impact Study on Nicaragua Coffee Client

    COOMPROCOM is a fast-growing “gazelle” and an economic anchor in the Nicaraguan communities it serves.  Our new case study evaluates how the coffee cooperative impacts farmer livelihoods.

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 Dec 31, 2013 ** As of Dec 31, 2013

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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