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How We're Working with Corporate and Government Partners to Support Smallholder Coffee Farmers

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jul 6, 2018 1:01:02 PM

The challenges now facing the coffee sector are unprecedented. The small producers that grow our coffee face sustained low prices, constantly shifting weather patterns, and a long road to recovery from the epidemic of coffee leaf rust that struck a few years ago. By strategically supporting the coffee enterprises working with these small producers, we can empower local businesses to channel much-needed resources and information to vulnerable farmers.

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Topics: News and Announcements

Root Capital's Impact in 2017

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jun 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Our clients are engines of social and environmental impact in the world's most vulnerable communities. Without our donors and investors, we wouldn’t be able to offer them the critical finance and training that they need to thrive. Thank you.

Check out this infographic that shows what your support made possible in 2017.

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Topics: News and Announcements

Root Capital Receives Top Rating from Charity Navigator

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jun 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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We’re excited to share that we’ve been awarded a four-star rating from independent evaluator Charity Navigator for the twelfth year in a row. This top rating is given to nonprofits that demonstrate the highest standards of accountability, transparency, and financial health. Receiving it twelve years running places Root Capital among the top 1% of all nonprofits in the United States.

What does this mean for you, as a supporter of Root Capital? It means you can feel confident that your donation is making a real difference, every day, for rural communities.

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Topics: Progressive Partnerships, News and Announcements

Root Capital Testifies to Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Posted by Willy Foote  |  Jun 4, 2018 1:53:05 PM

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Alongside several pioneering organizations in development finance, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) recently testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of a market-based approach to foreign aid. Root Capital is proud to partner with OPIC to connect smallholder farmers to global markets. Our CEO and founder Willy Foote submitted the following written testimony in support of OPIC's work to place capital where it's needed most.

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Topics: Progressive Partnerships, News and Announcements

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