Root Capital

Root Capital seeks to raise and stabilize incomes for rural farmers striving to connect with the formal economy and its networks of opportunity. To do this, they invest in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from thousands of smallholder farmers.

Objectives of ELAN’s Partnership

Having worked alongside coffee cooperatives and exporters throughout the region for several years, and keen to broaden their network of clients and increase engagement with existing and new clients, the partnership sought to increase scoping and trainings among prospective clients throughout North and South Kivu as a means to elevate the number of creditworthy exporters and coffee value chain actors.