Photo Credit: Max W. Orenstein / Clinton Foundation
Jul 01
July 1, 2016

Video: Strengthening El Salvador's Local Supply Chain


This blog is part of a series called #SeedingOpportunity that explores the challenges and opportunities related to smallholder farming around the world. 

Many smallholder farmers in El Salvador lack access to formal markets. In addition to not knowing which crops are in demand, farmers often sell to a middleman at prices much lower than market value. To bridge the gap between smallholder farmers and large buyers, as well as to help smallholder farmers increase production and improve the quality of their crops, the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) created Acceso Oferta Local – Productos de El Salvador (Acceso). Acceso is a social enterprise that generates both social and financial return for the farmers, helping them build a brighter future.

Check out this video to see how a papaya farmer and others are working with Acceso:


Take two minutes and see for yourself what it's like to be a smallholder farmer – just choose if you want to farm peanuts, papaya, coffee, or maize and get started!