Case study

Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Value Chains project

Systemic change CLA case study

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This case study presents an overview of USAID Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) systemic change framework.

AVC aims to develop long-term food security in the Southern Delta Region of Bangladesh by applying a market systems approach to improve availability of diverse and nutritious fruits, vegetables, and pulses in local, regional, and national markets.

To contribute to its Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) agenda, the project brought on two researchers to conduct an assessment of the systemic change effects to which AVC interventions have contributed. 

AVC sees systemic change as changing the drivers and biases that direct the way the market system self-organises. This definition focuses on how a system changes and not just the results of such changes. Using this framework, the case study documents both the successes and sustainability of AVC’s interventions in the agricultural inputs market system.