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Root capital presentation

  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. Capital Constraints on African Agriculture %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 2008
  4. 4. Three-Pronged Strategy
  5. 5. Root Capital Performance
  6. 6. Africa Team & Geographic Focus
  7. 7. Annual Lending Growth, Africa 30 25Annual Disbursements, USD 20 15 10 5 - 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  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. Value Chain for Staple Crops and Inputs PH-Handling & Inputs Production Distribution Processing Seeds & Plant Material Smallholder Farmers Granaries Wholesalers Nucleus Farmers/ Soil Health Warehousing Franchisors Out Growers Pest Control Farming Cooperatives Agro-Processing Traders Irrigation SME Farmers Exporters Large-Scale Commercial Machinery Farmers Crop Insurance
  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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