EPI Assessment: Horticulture Sector Development

The purpose of the assignment was to assess and recommend future USAID-Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) project interventions in the horticulture sector that will result in increased domestic and export volume/value of a diversity of vegetable and fruit crops and agro-processed products. The project’s objective is to significantly increase investments in the horticulture sector during the next three years which will make it more domestically and globally competitive.

All of the horticultural crop value chains within the country were reassessed in order to determine which ones could provide the greatest return on USAID’s investment, considering the timespan required to implement the training and technical assistance interventions of the project and their potential economic impact on product farm-gate value, import substitution, and export volume/value.