The ability of individual firms to enter, compete, grow, and engage in value chains locally or internationally is what drives market development and economic growth.
Markets and Trade
May 28, 2020
In this webinar, panelists will discuss COVID-19’s impact on the East African dairy industry, share critical actions that must be taken to ensure food security and sustain livelihoods, and introduce the new Dairy Nourishes Africa initiative.
May 12, 2020
Request for Applications: PRO-WASH wants to address ways to ensure the long-term sustainability of key sanitation and hygiene products and services. Submissions are due by May 20th.
May 13, 2020
This webinar introduces USAID/Food for Peace's Cash & Food Distribution learning stream, aimed at enabling implementing partners to share lessons learned and promising practices for adapting food assistance in response to COVID-19.
Apr 30, 2020
This blog post introduces the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity and shares lessons learned from the activity's COVID-19 Business Resilience Analysis report.
Apr 29, 2020
This blog post introduces the USAID-funded CVCFG (Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold) project, which aims to establish a responsibly-sourced, artisanal gold supply chain that originates in eastern DRC.
Apr 28, 2020
This guidance details illustrative programming for USAID Missions to consider and adapt to country and community context to support safe and functioning food markets, while maximizing safety precautions to limit coronavirus transmission.
Apr 27, 2020
This webinar will highlight some of the key issues around domestic support and discuss possible scenarios of further development with a focus on the potential impacts.
Apr 22, 2020
MERS champions and development and humanitarian practitioners will discuss the recent MERS guidance and show how the standards are even more interconnected now than ever envisioned.
In this article, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project raises the potential impacts of COVID-19 on food systems in developing countries and the need for rapid examination as the crisis unfolds to inform evidence-based decision-making.
Apr 10, 2020
Sylvia Natukunda is feeling the effects of COVID-19. As the founder of Farm Reap, a Kampala, Uganda-based company that produces five flavors of yogurt, she is putting together a game plan on how to keep her business profitable.
Apr 09, 2020
Since the market for “bottom of the pyramid” consumers was identified nearly 20 years ago, product marketing, sales, and distribution have evolved with the help of technology. Here's how two businesses use mobile and cloud-based tools to reach emerging market customers.
This blog post summarizes the Cracking the Nut conference held in October 2019 and presents the downloadable conference report.
EEFS' technical one-pager highlights learning from the full eastern DRC SeedCLIR report, two technical articles, and a global webinar to describe how development actors and policymakers can facilitate an improved enabling environment for seed in DRC through a phased approach.
Mar 13, 2020
The USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness activity is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations interested in seeking to remove constraints and build the competitiveness of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam.
Mar 10, 2020
Access to finance is a major pain point in market systems development, but how can we go beyond traditional financing methods to better reach agricultural businesses?
Apr 16, 2020
This webinar will share emerging lessons and results on the Arab Women's Enterprise Fund's approach to women's economic empowerment and will present lessons from the Practitioner Learning Brief on Making Digital Finance Work for Women in the MENA Region.