Promoting Economic Opportunities

Promoting Economic Opportunities

NCBA CLUSA works to assist agribusiness, entrepreneurs, and farmers to increase their economic benefit.  We do this by building the ability of each partner to improve their work, creating mutually beneficial relationships, and a business enabling environment conducive to growth.

NCBA CLUSA engages partners as owners of their business and the systems we create, with the goal of improving the standards of living of all involved, including more marginalized small holder farmers and rural businesses. We provide solutions customized to local conditions that leverage technology, lower costs, improve quality, and access lucrative markets.

Income and sustainable business are the centerpiece of NCBA CLUSA’s approach to economic development. We focus on markets, investment, and the value addition that build assets and empowers farmers, entrepreneurs and other local businesses to succeed. NCBA CLUSA uses market incentives, and risk mitigation to create new opportunities for farmers and the industries they supply.  Within this context, NCBA CLUSA works with rural youth to improve economic opportunities in their communities, and improve the income they can earn through value addition, services, and business relationships with suppliers and markets.

Current Projects:


Madagascar: Fararano

Malawi: United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations (UBALE)

Mali: Finance for Food Security and Women Entrepreneurs (FFSWE)

Mozambique: Technical, Vocational, Education and Training for the Agriculture Sector (TVET)  

Senegal: Millet Business Services Project (MBSP)

Uganda: Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA) - Project Website 


Dominican Republic: USDA Safe Agriculture/Food Export Program (SAFE)

El Salvador: USDA Coffee Rehabilitation and Agriculture Diversification


East Timor: Coffee and Cocoa Agribusiness Opportunities (CACAO)

East Timor: USDA East Timor Agribusiness Development Project

Indonesia: Feed the Future Sustainable Cooperative Agribusiness Alliance (SCAA)


Fri Apr 20 01:00:11 +0000 2018

#Innovation prize awarded to #Senegal Millet Processing Group for local packaging - this #WomenLed group is creatin…
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Congrats to these women! This is real job creation: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Thu Apr 19 19:30:15 +0000 2018

Getting excited for #CoffeeExpo2018 - be sure to check us out at Booth 538 April 20-22 in Seattle! @SpecialtyCoffee



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