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Financing Farm Renovation: Building Resilience Using a Blend of Capital

Elizabeth Teague will speak to Root Capital's experience designing loan products for the renovation (replanting) of smallholder coffee farms, with benefits for farmers and the agroforestry farms and broader landscapes in which they work. Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. With growth, these enterprises become engines of impact that can raise incomes, create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace and preserve vulnerable ecosystems. Root Capital supplies these businesses with vital resources: access to capital, trade and technical partners, financial training and conservation practices. Root Capital works in hard-to-serve geographies where others don’t. To date, Root Capital has distributed $1.2 billion to improve the lives of six million people in farming communities.