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Financing Farm Renovation: How to Build Resilience Using a Blend of Capital

In 2016, it is expected that global consumers will drink more coffee than ever before. With growing populations and rising incomes, demand for coffee — as well as cocoa, tea, and other agricultural commodities — will continue to increase in the coming years. However, this demand cannot be met with a dwindling supply.

Read the learning report to discover:

  • How a devastating crop disease has threatened the world’s supply of coffee and affected the livelihoods of millions of farmers and farmworkers
  • How leading coffee companies like Cooperative Coffees, Equal Exchange, Keurig Green Mountain and Starbucks are responding
  • How these companies, along with the public sector, private foundations and pioneering impact investors are using a blend of capital to help farmers rejuvenate affected coffee farms
  • How Root Capital designed a long-term loan to support farmers who are renovating their land, and the crucial role that our clients are playing in making it happen
  • How others can deploy capital in ways that reach more of the world’s smallholder farmers, improve their incomes and ensure an adequate supply of high-quality coffee as well as other agricultural products

You can download the full 34 page report and an executive summary. The excutive summary is also available in Spanish. El resumen ejecutivo de este informe de aprendizaje también está disponible en español.

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