Root Capital

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Root Capital

  1. 1. MissionRoot Capital’s mission is to grow rural prosperity byinvesting in agricultural businesses that buildsustainable livelihoods in Africa and Latin America.
  2. 2. The Rural Missing Middle
  3. 3. %Source: SCOPEinsight, “Mainstream Agrifinance: Enable producer organizations to invest their way out of poverty.” Compliments of AGRA: CIA - world-factbook, Central bank of Congo, Central bank of Nigeria, Central bank of Kenya, Central bank of South Africa; BCEAO – Annual Report 2008Capital Constraints on African Agriculture
  4. 4. Three-Pronged Strategy
  5. 5. Root Capital Performance
  6. 6. Africa Team & Geographic Focus
  7. 7. -510152025302007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012AnnualDisbursements,USD Annual Lending Growth, Africa
  8. 8. Food Security & Nutrition PortfolioNew lending window for Root Capital, financing SMEs all along domesticand regional agri-food value chains. This will deepen our impact:•Impact for Rural and Agricultural SMEs• Impact on Smallholder Farmers as Producers• Impact on Smallholder Farmers as Input Consumers• Impact on Low-income Africans as Food Consumers
  9. 9. InputsSeeds & Plant MaterialSoil HealthPest ControlIrrigationMachineryCrop InsuranceProductionSmallholder FarmersNucleus Farmers/Out GrowersFarming CooperativesSME FarmersLarge-Scale CommercialFarmersPH-Handling &ProcessingGranariesWarehousingAgro-ProcessingDistributionWholesalersFranchisorsTradersExportersValue Chain for Staple Crops and Inputs
  10. 10. ContactsWhere can rural SME finance support your activities or beneficiaries?Contact us:• Barbara Ghansah, Ghana– bghansah@rootcapital.org• Diaka Sall, Senegal– dsall@rootcapital.org• Simplice Chigbo, Cote d’Ivoire– schigbo@rootcapital.org

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