AuthorLuni Libes

2023 Portfolio

We’ve invested in a collection of companies based in three “landscapes” across the continent: the Greater Rift Valley in Kenya; Lake Kivu and Rusizi Basin in DRC, Rwanda, and Burundi; and the Cacao Belt in Ghana. The Tuungane Coffee Growers’ Cooperative (COCAT) is a coffee cooperative of thousands of women coffee growers in the DRC. Organic, exceptional, 100% feminine coffee...

The Land Accelerator

In 2018, World Resources Institute (WRI) launched the Land Accelerator Africa, the world’s first training and mentorship program targeted specifically toward businesses that restore degraded forests, farmland and pasture. To support the AFR100 Initiative’s goal of restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030, the Land Accelerator provides entrepreneurs across Africa with mentorship and...

AFR100 & TerraMatch

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a large partnership to restore hundreds of millions of hectares across a continent. AFR100 is the largest of these partnerships: The African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative is a country-led effort to restore  Africa’s degraded and deforested land. Together, we are realizing the world’s greatest restoration opportunity! 34 countries...

Why a Permanent Capital Investment Company?

Restoring 100’s of millions of hectares of land across Africa will require hundreds of billions of dollars. Far more money philanthropy and government aid can provide. The solution is to provide investment structures which attract investors to provide capital for solutions. Doing that requires finding and growing profitable companies which plant trees and restore land as part of operating...

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