Access to Market

USAID Competitive Economy Project has recognized Market Access as one of the key obstacles preventing growth in the food processing industry. A fragmented industry dominated by small companies frequently has problems competing in more demanding export and domestic retail markets. To address this problem, the Project is partnering with key sector stakeholders to develop market entry support systems by: organizing participation at world-leading trade fairs; facilitating B2B meetings with EU and world buyers; supporting industry leading companies to integrate smaller producers in consolidated fruit and vegetables (F&V) value chains; setting up incubator models with retail chains; and, developing integrated trading services.