Strengthening farmer resilience through complementary solutions

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December 3, 2015

Root Capital's December issue brief, Investing in Resilience: A Shared Value Approach to Agricultural Extension, focuses on scaling climate-smart practices through agricultural extension services. 

The briefing suggests that climate-smart extension services can help overcome food security in the midst of climate change by creating shared value across the supply chain. 

Root Capital finds that"actors who are interested in investing in resilient food systems can help agriculture organizations overcome barriers to delivering effective extension, while influencing extension to be more climate-smart."

As a result, such agricultural extensions can help food systems develop shared value across the supply chain while also encouraging climate-resilient techniques to combat the rising threats of climate change and food security challenges.  

Download the full issue brief to read more.

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Root Capital is pioneering finance for high-impact agricultural businesses in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The organization lends capital, delivers financial training, and strengthens market connections so that businesses that serve smallholder farmers can grow rural prosperity. Since its founding in 1999, Root Capital has disbursed more than $900 million in loans to over 600 businesses and has improved incomes for 1.2 million farm households. Learn more at

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