Root Capital

Let's Build Rural Resilience Together

Root Capital’s mission is to grow rural prosperity by investing in small and growing agricultural businesses that build sustainable livelihoods in Africa and Latin America.Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund 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.Root Capital clients include associations and private businesses that help create sustainable livelihoods by aggregating the products of hundreds, and often, thousands of farmers. Since our launch in 1999, we have provided more than $836 million in credit to over 570 small and growing agricultural businesses.Root Capital envisions a thriving financial market serving agricultural businesses that generate long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability for small-scale farmers and their communities around the world. 

Root Capital partners with small and growing agricultural businesses to address urgent challenges.


How we do it

We are problem solvers.

We address some of the world’s most fundamental challenges by unlocking opportunity for people in vulnerable places.

What We Do 

We are global experts. We’re humanitarians and environmentalists, philanthropists and investors, farmers and feminists.

Meet our team 

We unlock opportunity. We’ve helped agricultural businesses create jobs, incomes, and choices for more than 2.4 million rural families.


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Location Accra, Ghana
Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Agribusiness, Agrichemicals, Business services, Crop farming, Diversified services, Farm machinery