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Weeding Out La Roya, the Scourge of Coffee : Behind Root Capital’s $7M initiative to build farmer resilience
Roya is a nightmare for coffee farming families, their communities and the entire region. Experts report massive economic disruption, including the loss of 500,000 coffee-related jobs and approximately $1 billion in lost revenue.The $7 million initiative will allow Root Capital to lend more than $10 million for resilience investments, and provide financial management training, to 50 agricultural enterprises representing 40,000 farmers.