Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Local Systems and Market Systems

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Ruth Campbell
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Publication date: 
Monday, November 7, 2016

USAID has invested time and resources into two independently produced, but highly complementary, frameworks and associated approaches to increasing food security and alleviating poverty. These are the local systems framework and the inclusive market systems framework. This briefing paper does not seek to fully explain the theory of either of these approaches but provides an overview of the complementarities of the two frameworks.