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

Private Sector Voices: Building an Enabling Environment for Investment

Connecting smallholder farmers to markets is a key pathway out of poverty. In this study, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project explores what works well for integrating smallholder farmers into market systems through the private sector and to better understand how the enabling environment impacts business decisions — positively or negatively — as they seek to serve or scale up engagement with smallholder farmers. In addition, the study provides a sounding board for private sector opinions on how USAID and other development partners can best support private sector investment and help to address the policy constraints that threaten to derail these crucial investments.

Access the study’s full report and technical learning note by clicking on the resources displayed on this page.