Final report of the Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) project in Bangladesh which closed in January 2019.
The USAID Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) Activity worked to enhance long-term food security in the impoverished Southern Delta region of Bangladesh. The project applied a market systems approach to targeted agricultural value chains to increase rural incomes, support rural employment and expand export sales.
The project lasted five and a half years. It followed a market systems approach, forging partnerships with 42 influential private sector firms and organisations in Bangladesh. Through these agreements AVC worked to leverage these organisations’ own interests and investment opportunities to drive more inclusive growth in the Southern Delta’s agricultural sector.