ACDI/VOCA and LC Impact contract signing ceremony

February 25, 2019

From left to right: ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, Senior Business Consultant, LC Impact, ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ฌ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป, Creative Design Manager, LC Impact, ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—œ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ, CEO, LC Impact, ๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป, Chief of Party, RDC, ACDI/VOCA, ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ, Director, Finance & Administration ACDI/VOCA and ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ต๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ž๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป, Team Leader, Support market systems and social inclusion, ACDI/VOCA

Agriculture contributes 20% to Bangladesh’s GDP but employs 45% of the workforce. Approximately 80% of the working population involved in agriculture are employed in SMEs. However, the overall SME support ecosystem is underdeveloped with a handful of services and misaligned incentives.ย  As a result of this immature system, Ag-SMEs receive little market-relevant business development support, practical opportunities to accelerate growth, and opportunities to link with growth-orientated funding opportunities. Additionally, SMEs are often unaware of the latest Ag-techs, have minimal understanding of forward market dynamics and operate via extractive business strategies.

To take on this challenge, LC Impact signed an agreement with ACDI/VOCA to develop a Business Scale up Program “Unnoty” to provide business development support via accelerator programs and investment readiness training. The initiative will help women Ag-entrepreneurs and Ag-SMEs to become fully investable growth businesses. The program estimates value chain development of 50+ Women lead SMEs over a period of nine months.

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