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September 2017: Root Capital Roundup

Posted by Root Capital  |  Sep 27, 2017 2:21:11 PM

Welcome to the first-ever Root Capital Roundup!

Earlier this year we launched the Root Capital Roundup, a blog series summarizing the latest news around issues important to us and our supporters.

In this third edition of the Root Capital Roundup, we explore why it’s important to invest in agriculture with a youth lens.

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Topics: News and Announcements, Future of Farming

July 2017: Root Capital Roundup

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jul 27, 2017 11:43:27 AM

In the second edition of the Root Capital Roundup, we explore the connections between agriculture and peace in post-conflict regions.

Two months ago, we launched the Root Capital Roundup, a new blog series summarizing the latest news around issues important to us and our supporters.

In the second edition of the Root Capital Roundup, we explore the connections between agriculture and peace in post-conflict regions.

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Topics: Progress Towards Peace, News and Announcements

May 2017: Root Capital Roundup

Posted by Root Capital  |  May 26, 2017 3:49:53 PM

Welcome to the first-ever Root Capital Roundup!

We’re excited to launch the Root Capital Roundup, a new blog series summarizing the latest news around issues important to us and our supporters.

We’re kicking off this series with a look at the latest trends and insights on a topic that underscores everything we do here at Root Capital: the increasing urgency of investing in smallholder farmers.

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Topics: News and Announcements, Increasing Incomes

The Efficient Impact Frontier: New Tools to Allocate Capital for Impact

Posted by Mike McCreless  |  Dec 6, 2016 9:24:19 AM

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Root Capital, like many impact investors, operates in the gray area between traditional philanthropy and mainstream commercial markets. As a mission-focused lender, the organization serves the financial needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises—a Fair trade coffee cooperative in Uganda or an association of women quinoa producers in Bolivia, for example.

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Topics: News and Announcements, Strengthening Businesses

As Demand Grows, It’s Time to Invest in the Future of Coffee

Posted by Matt Foerster  |  Apr 29, 2016 10:41:49 AM

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This year, the world will consume more coffee than ever before. And industry projections point to growing demand in the years ahead, especially in emerging markets. Take China, for example. During its annual investor meeting last month, Starbucks highlighted that it’s opening the equivalent of one new store in China every day. The problem, however, is that this rising global demand for coffee cannot be met with a dwindling supply.

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Topics: Preserving the Planet, South America, Mexico and Central America, Progressive Partnerships, News and Announcements, Increasing Incomes

Root Capital Receives Leadership Award at Global Coffee Conference

Posted by Matt Foerster  |  Apr 18, 2016 10:37:00 AM

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Pictured: Jorge Cuevas from Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, Fátima Ismael from SOPPEXCCA, Willy Foote, Angelique Karekezi from Rwashoscco, and Ruben Espinoza from Cenfrocafe

Last week, the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) recognized Root Capital founder and CEO Willy Foote with its 2016 Leadership Medal of Merit. The CQI medal has been presented annually for the past decade during the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Expo, which took place April 14 to 17 in Atlanta.

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Topics: News and Announcements