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
Feb 09, 2019
Dexis is seeking an experienced Senior Trade Advisor to provide support services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Asia Bureau, specifically assisting the Bureau’s Economic Growth team in the Technical Services Office.
Dec 20, 2018
This paper explores how systemic change happens in shallow markets and the implications for market systems development practitioners. It is based on the experience and lessons learnt by the Market Development Facility in Fiji, Timor-Leste and Pakistan.
Oct 26, 2018
Policymakers throughout the world are emphasizing farmer cooperatives as a strategy to include smallholders in agricultural value chains and to enhance their incomes.
Oct 17, 2018
New manual from World Vision explores factors to consider during program implementation and recommendations.
As we prioritize making market systems more competitive, resilient, and inclusive for smallholder farmers and other market actors, we must connect our support for these actors with support for the all-encompassing yet elusive enabling environment around them.
Sep 05, 2018
At ACDI/VOCA's Amplifying our Impact event at USAID, ACDI/VOCA highlighted several projects pivoting to a market systems approach across a variety of different geographies and contexts.
Aug 27, 2018
USAID hosted the Indian and Afghan Embassies for the Passage to Prosperity 2: India - Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show in Washington, DC.
Aug 22, 2018
SNV's "Enhancing Opportunities for Women Enterprises" (FLOW/EOWE) programme focuses on supporting rural women in entrepreneurship by addressing the systemic barriers that many rural women face when launching their businesses.
Aug 15, 2018
In our pursuit of inclusive agriculture-led growth, we increasingly understand how important it is that we put more emphasis on youth.
Aug 10, 2018
This post originally appeared on Agrilinks and was authored by Kusi Hornberger. The Council on Smallholder Agriculture Finance (CSAF) is a pre-competitive alliance of 12 financial institutions that seek to expand the market and develop industry standards for lending to small and medium enterprises...
Aug 06, 2018
While women make up a large part of Bangladesh’s agricultural workforce, they are rarely at the forefront of commercial agriculture. Engaging women in more diverse agricultural activities could change this.
Jul 23, 2018
Donors and practitioners working in value chain and market development for the benefit of the poor have made significant progress in developing a better contextual and conceptual understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of market systems and their enabling environment contexts.
Jul 20, 2018
Some have found Africa’s participation in world trade to be low. However, a relatively well-developed literature argues that Africa’s trade has been in line with predicted trends and that the continent’s participation in international trade reflects its level of economic activity.
Jul 17, 2018
The Feed the Future NAFAKA II: Cereals Market System Development project, funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, developed a strategy to boost agricultural growth in Tanzania’s staple crops by helping individuals form producer organizations.
Jul 11, 2018
Growing anti-globalization sentiments and moves toward protectionism threaten to undermine the substantial benefits of global trade — particularly for food systems and nutrition — while doing nothing to address the problems associated with it.
Jul 11, 2018
Food safety remains essential to everyone, and blockchain alleviates some of the dangers to the food safety supply chain.
Jun 14, 2018
The specialty coffee trend highlights not only the U.S. consumers’ increased preference for higher quality coffee but also an interest in coffee farmers, as achieving higher quality starts with the producer. More than ever, consumers want to know their coffee’s bean-to-cup story.
May 18, 2018
Tajikistan is on the cusp of achieving its vision of a fully-functional market that allows land-use rights to be bought and sold.