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CARMet Case Study 03: Verqor

Benjamin Mazzotta

May 27, 2024

Impact Investment Advances Inclusive Finance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Verqor connects farmers in Mexico with vital financing, inputs, and buyers using a digital interface and by managing payments. Farmers in Mexico face the risk of drought and flooding due to climate change, which has a direct impact on their livelihoods and productivity. The tools that Verqor offers — credit, insurance, inputs, and contracts with buyers — work together to improve farmers' profits and help them manage the impacts of climate change. The company has committed to measuring specific KPIs that reflect these priorities while closing a $7.5 million funding round. Verqor's mission is grounded in poverty and dignified work, and their KPIs speak to the very priorities that matter to CIFAR Alliance members: financial access, digital literacy, revenue growth, regenerative agriculture, and nutrient density.

In this case study, we outline how the company promotes climate adaptation and resilience, as well as how their metrics inform progress beyond financial returns.

Carmet Case Study_03 VERQOR
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Rosita Najmi, Head Global Social Innovation, PayPal

“At PayPal, we believe in the potential of digital finance to enable disadvantaged communities and populations build climate resilience and thrive in the global net-zero economy. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with our CIFAR Alliance partners to enable responsible technological and inclusive financial innovations that create economic opportunity for climate-vulnerable populations around the world.”
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