Tag: Root Capital

In Ghana’s cocoa industry, a strong push to make farms ‘climate-smart’

A consortium involving the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the Rainforest Alliance, Root Capital, and the Sustainable Food Lab is gaining ground to ensure Ghana’s most important crop — cacao — survives, thrives, and even contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions despite climate change. The organizations are working to promote climate-smart agricultural… Read more →

Three Leading Organizations In Africa And The Mastercard Foundation Partner To Improve Livelihoods For 1.1 Million African Smallholder Farmers

…The Foundation has committed a total of US$38.3 million to AgDevCo, ICCO Cooperation, and Root Capital for programs to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries. DAKAR, Senegal, 6 March 2017,- Three of the leading organizations in Africa working with smallholder farmers today joined The MasterCard Foundation to reaffirm their commitment to provide farmers with more… Read more →

Root Capital and The MasterCard Foundation to Increase Incomes for 300,000 Farmers in West Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2016 Impact investing pioneer Root Capital (www.RootCapital.org) announced today at the African Green Revolution Forum a new partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (www.MastercardFdn.org) that will help raise incomes for over 300,000 smallholder farmers in West Africa. The Foundation has committed $5.2 million to Root Capital over five years to support early-stage agricultural businesses that generate transformational… Read more →