Catalytic Capital


In partnership with the Catalytic Capital Consortium, ImpactAlpha is digging deep into the deals, people and strategies for using patient, risk-tolerant, concessionary and flexible capital.


Mariamu Mfuse is a 33 year old woman and a smallholder farmer from Mlevela village in Njombe. She is a mother of four children and depends on farming for her income. In the past Mariamu was planting both hybrid seed and local seed by mixing. But in 2016 she bought 10 kilograms of seed from One Acre Fund and planted on a one acre of land. In the past Mariamu harvested maize that could be enough for food but she never sold maize. She used to harvest 6 to 8 bags in her one acre. But now she can harvest up to 12 bags in the same field.

One Acre Fund secures $20 million to catalyze institutional capital for African farmers

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 20 – Conventional investors see uncompensated risk. Investors of ‘catalytic capital’ see an opportunity for outsized impact. One Acre Fund has

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