Agricultural Finance at the Frontier: What Can Financial Institutions Learn from Root Capital?

Resource from the Agriculture Finance Support Facility (AgriFin)

This webinar recording features innovative agriculture finance practices of Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund that lends capital, delivers financial training, and strengthens market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses in Africa and Latin America.

Our invited speakers discuss Root Capital's business model with a focus on what banks and other agricultural financiers can learn from it. The webinar presentation covers the following:

  • Detailed overview of Root Capital's agricultural lending model; 
  • Credit risk assessment of producer associations and private SMEs aggregating smallholders;
  • Financial management training for SMEs; and
  • Social and environmental impact assessment.


Nate Schaffran, Senior Vice President, Global Lending, Root Capital

Asya Troychansky, Senior Impact Officer, Root Capital


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