Root Capital

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Root Capital is an agricultural impact investor that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.

Through Cooperative Coffees - Bean North Coffee Roasting's green coffee importing cooperative - we were part of the Coffee Farmer Resilience Fund. This funding mechanism was initiated in 2013 - during the 'royal crises' in Central America. It was a component of the larger Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative that directs private-sector dollars, matched with funding from the public sector and philanthropic sources to value chain investments with farmer organizations affected by roya. Essentially, this is an investment in the supply chain from the supply chain.

For Cooperative Coffees and its roaster members, this Fund merged into the Carbon, Climate and Coffee Initiative in 2017