Where We Work

Globally Present, Locally Driven

Our roots stem from a private sector agribusiness in America’s heartland. Our projects, partnerships and local insights cross continents. These factors steer how we work to strengthen global agricultural markets. But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Learn more about individual projects below.

 

Globally Present, Locally Driven

Our roots stem from a private sector agribusiness in America’s heartland. Our projects, partnerships and local insights cross continents. These factors steer how we work to strengthen global agricultural markets. But, you don’t have to take our word for it. Learn more about individual projects below.

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SRI LANKA / BIZ+

BIZ+

Creating sustainable livelihoods in conflict-affected areas

The USAID BIZ+ project promotes economic growth in economically lagging districts in Sri Lanka by investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The objectives are to create employment and significantly expand income earning opportunities for suppliers, agriculture producers, or other micro enterprises in a value chain. 

This grows the local economy and increase household income levels in the communities where the businesses operate. BIZ+ signs investment grant agreements with selected SMEs, detailing what each party will contribute and how the business will improve its production, profitability and management practices. Since 2012, BIZ+ has awarded 50 grants, utilizing a public-private-alliance model. Partner businesses operate in many different sectors but all commit to creating economic and social benefits.