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By Working Together, We Can Support Peruvian Coffee Farmers on the Frontlines of Climate Change

Posted by Ana Lucía Trujillo and Elizabeth Teague  |  Apr 26, 2018 6:30:00 AM

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For our client businesses in Peru, deforestation and climate change aren’t distant threats. They’re daily realities.

Many of these coffee businesses are located at the edge of the Amazon rainforest, the largest contiguous forest in the world. But while it may seem limitless, this precious region is in danger of disappearing forever.

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Topics: South America, Progressive Partnerships, Our Community

Trabajando juntos podemos apoyar a productores de café peruanos que enfrentan el cambio climático

Posted by Ana Lucía Trujillo and Elizabeth Teague  |  Apr 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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Para las empresas con las que trabajamos en Perú, la deforestación y el cambio climático no son amenazas lejanas, son realidades cotidianas.

Muchos de estos negocios de café se encuentran en el borde de la selva amazónica, contiguo al bosque más grande del mundo. Pero aunque puede parecer que no tiene límites, esta preciosa región está en peligro de desaparecer para siempre.

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Topics: South America, Progressive Partnerships, En Español, Our Community

Sweetening the Deal for Cocoa and Honey Producers: Root Capital’s New Partnership with the Trafigura Foundation and Puma Energy Foundation

Posted by Elise Garrity  |  Apr 19, 2018 1:06:41 PM

A honey producer in Guatemala holds a frame of honeycomb before putting it into a centrifuge.

Honey and chocolate are made to satisfy the sweet tooth, but these treats aren’t always a sweet deal for the smallholder farmers that produce them.

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Topics: Mexico and Central America, Progressive Partnerships, Increasing Incomes, Our Community

Supporting Farmers, Sustaining the Planet

Posted by Kristin Williams  |  Apr 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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Rising temperatures. Devastating storms. Drought. To farmers, this is more than a weather report: it’s a matter of survival.

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Topics: Preserving the Planet

In Rural Kenya, We Helped Businesses Invest in Women—Here's What Happened

Posted by Shelley Martin, Value for Women, and Asya Troychansky, Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:36:31 PM

Employees of Sagana Nut sorting macadamia nuts at the business' factory.

Driving along the winding dirt roads of Kenya’s central highlands, it doesn’t take long to spot scores of women farming in the mist. The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that women perform 75 to 89 percent of the country’s agricultural labor. Yet all too often, this labor goes unrecognized.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women

Transforming the Lives of Rural Women: Meet Phyllis

Posted by Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:32:22 PM

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This profile is part of a series that captures how Root Capital’s Gender Equity Grants are transforming the lives of rural women. Read more here.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women