Latin America

Acceso Colombia

Acceso Colombia

An agriculture aggregator and distributor linking Colombia’s smallholder farmers to markets.

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    Latin America

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    First Year of Investment

The Challenge

Disconnected from formal markets in rural, post-conflict areas, Colombia’s farmers are forced to rely on profit-dwindling intermediaries to sell their produce. As a result, farmers earn an average of only $2.80 per day for their yields.

The Innovation

Acceso Colombia buys farmers’ high-quality fruit, vegetables and fish, processes and packages the produce in community-run warehouses and delivers the goods to high-value retailers and supermarkets. By removing intermediaries from the value chain, Acceso increases farmers’ income for their yields.

The Impact

Acceso has increased farmers’ net incomes by an average of 50 percent. The company has impacted 9,000 lives to date, and plans to expand to its sixth region by 2020.

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