Climate change is an existential crisis for smallholder farmers across the world. But with the right support, these rural communities can be powerful champions of climate action.

In 2020, Root Capital launched our Climate Resilience Roadmap, a six-year strategy to support urgent climate action in rural communities by building the resilience of agricultural enterprises serving smallholder farmers.

Halfway through our strategy, we have made significant progress against our goals and generated valuable insights about how best to support small and growing agricultural enterprises to ramp up climate action.

Key Findings

Financed 114 climate action leaders

Disbursed $98.8M in climate finance

Provided 116 businesses with agronomic and climate advisory services

Reached 472,000 farmers and employees

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Root Capital launched our Climate Resilience Roadmap in 2020. Our overarching goal was to foster clients’ resilience by equipping them with the tools needed to confront the climate crisis. The Climate Resilience Roadmap describes how we plan to scale our own climate financing to businesses committed to climate action in rural communities; expand our climate resilience advisory services across our global portfolio; design and pilot new forms of climate finance; and share learnings with others to maximize impact.

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Thank you to IKEA Foundation, Keurig Dr Pepper, Inc., Trafigura Foundation, USAID Indonesia, Waverley Street Foundation, and our growing community of dedicated climate funders for making this work possible!