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Meet the New Chair of Root Capital’s Board

Posted by Willy Foote  |  Apr 5, 2019 9:44:15 AM

Ana Zacapa with Root Capital staff and clients in Chiapas, Mexico
Ana Zacapa (third from right) accompanies the Root Capital team to visit client agricultural businesses in southern Mexico.

In December 2017, I was in Chiapas State in southern Mexico when Root Capital’s Senior Manager of Advisory Services for the region, David Lozano, turned to me and said: “I’m so excited she’s on our board, asking such insightful questions—and in her native Spanish!” David was talking about Ana Zacapa, who was accompanying us deep into the mountains of Chiapas to visit coffee and honey cooperatives, and to hear directly from farmers both about the challenges they face and the innovative solutions they can access as part of an agricultural business.

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Topics: News and Announcements, Our Community

How Climate Change Impacts Women Farmers—and What We're Doing About It

Posted by Kristin Williams  |  Mar 8, 2019 9:59:15 AM

Woman holding leaf afflicted by la roya disease

Maria Eufemia Madonado Ocaño holds a small leaf in her hands, mottled yellow where it should be vibrant and green. This leaf represents her livelihood, decimated by la roya—a fungus that develops when conditions are warmer and wetter than usual. The yellow spots are a symptom, but the disease is climate change.

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Topics: Women in Agriculture, Environment, News and Announcements

Root Capital's Impact in 2018

Posted by Root Capital  |  Feb 27, 2019 10:32:21 AM

In 2018, we partnered with hundreds of businesses that changed the lives of nearly three million people in farming communities around the world. We are deeply grateful to our donors and investors for helping us raise incomes, create jobs, and unlock opportunities for farming families.

Check out this infographic that shows what your support made possible in 2018.

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Topics: News and Announcements

How Root Capital and the IKEA Foundation are Building the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers in East Africa

Posted by Kristin Williams  |  Jan 16, 2019 9:55:08 AM

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Photo: USAID/Siegfried Modola

Root Capital and the IKEA Foundation are announcing a new partnership, worth €4.8 million, to help 260,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda increase their income and adapt to climate change. The grant builds on the success of a previous partnership, through which Root Capital supported dozens of Kenyan agricultural businesses, helping them break the cycle of poverty in rural communities.

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Topics: East Africa, Environment, News and Announcements, Livelihoods

Meet Root Capital's New Chief Lending Officer

Posted by Root Capital  |  Nov 30, 2018 2:51:25 PM

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Root Capital is pleased to welcome two new additions to our global leadership team: Amy Mullen, Chief Development Officer, and Steve Nocka, Chief Lending Officer. We recently sat down with both of them to learn more about their backgrounds and what drew them to the work of Root Capital. First off, meet our new Chief Lending Officer, Steve Nocka…

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Topics: News and Announcements, Staff Profiles, Our Community

Meet Root Capital's New Chief Development Officer

Posted by Root Capital  |  Nov 30, 2018 2:50:37 PM

Amy Mullen_BLUE_2019
Root Capital is pleased to welcome two new additions to our global leadership team: Amy Mullen, Chief Development Officer, and Steve Nocka, Chief Lending Officer. We recently sat down with both of them to learn more about their backgrounds and what drew them to the work of Root Capital.
First off, meet our new Chief Development Officer, Amy Mullen…

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Topics: News and Announcements, Staff Profiles, Our Community