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  • 1. MissionRoot Capital’s mission is to grow rural prosperity byinvesting in agricultural businesses that buildsustainable livelihoods in Africa and Latin America.
  • 2. The Rural Missing Middle
  • 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. Three-Pronged Strategy
  • 5. Root Capital Performance
  • 6. Africa Team & Geographic Focus
  • 7. -510152025302007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012AnnualDisbursements,USD Annual Lending Growth, Africa
  • 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. InputsSeeds & Plant MaterialSoil HealthPest ControlIrrigationMachineryCrop InsuranceProductionSmallholder FarmersNucleus Farmers/Out GrowersFarming CooperativesSME FarmersLarge-Scale CommercialFarmersPH-Handling &ProcessingGranariesWarehousingAgro-ProcessingDistributionWholesalersFranchisorsTradersExportersValue Chain for Staple Crops and Inputs
  • 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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