Case study

Katalyst’s contribution to systemic change - the Adopt, Adapt, Expand, Respond cases

Systemic change in vegetable - Case Study number 8


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Published by
Springfield Centre
Project implementer
Results level
Poverty reduction
Case study
Data source
Intervention types
Improved access to information
Improved marketing of products
Improved product / service quality

Agri-business for Trade Competitiveness Project (ATC-P) – branded as 'Katalyst' – is a market development project which aims to contribute to increasing the incomes of poor men and women in rural areas of Bangladesh. It does this by facilitating changes in services, inputs and product markets. These, in turn, increase the competitiveness of farmers and small enterprises.

What does systemic change mean? This case examines the concept across the vegetable sector, demonstrating how a system can be changed to create sustainable impact at scale.

It uses the Adopt, Adapt, Expand, Respond (AAER) framework as a means for identifying and defining systemic change.

Intervention description

This study examines Katalyst’s work across three components of the vegetable sector. It concentrates on the inputs market, with a full case study on seed, followed by mini-cases on crop nutrition and crop protection. 

Evidence methodology

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