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Women in Agriculture Initiative – Annual Report 2019

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Women in Agriculture Initiative – Annual Report 2019

Women in Agriculture Initiative – Annual Report 2019

This report provides data and insights on the milestones of Root Capital’s Women in Agricultural Initiative for 2019. A partner of Investing in Women, Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises,   including women owned and led enterprises, so they become engines of impact that transform rural communities.

 

Highlights

  • Root Capital’s average outstanding balance to gender-inclusive agricultural businesses in 2019 was $21M, representing 42% of its total lending portfolio.
  • Root capital supported the income of 271,000 women farmers (our most ever in a single year) and 7,000 women employees as a result.
  • 30% of participants in Root Capital’s advisory workshops were women—a significant achievement in the male-dominated industries where Root Capital works.
  • In 2019, Root Capital applied lessons learned during the first seven years of the Women in Agriculture Initiative to develop a comprehensive business plan for the next three years.

 

Contents

  • Introduction
  • 2019 BY THE NUMBERS
  • CLIENT STORY: Cooperative Agraria de Frutos Ecológicos Sanchirio Palomar
  • CUMULATIVE IMPACT SINCE 2012

 

This report was originally published on the Root Capital website.

 

 

 

 

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