Alliance for Development of High Value Agribusiness

The objective of this alliance is contribution in the development of high-value agribusiness type of activities (African Palm, Cacao, Rubber). As of December 2008, a cumulative total of 101,446 hectares of licit crops were supported, benefiting 244,591 families, and generating 187,035 full time equivalent jobs.

Agribusiness (MIDAS)

A USAID program called MIDAS sought the long-term transformation of rural Colombia through private sector-led, demand-driven productive investment and social capital formation. MIDAS comprised of four components that fostered private sector development, integrated vulnerable and resource-poor populations, strengthened enabling environment in six corridors (Antioquia, Atlantic coast/Sierra Nevada, Eje Cafetero, Macizo/Putumayo, Magdalena Medio) and the South West, where the potential for crop diversification was high.

MIDAS strengthened the capabilities of farmers and producer organizations with effective technical assistance to attain the highest possible crop productivity; facilitated access to credit; provided improved planting material; and helped identify and link farmers to local and international markets. Target crops included: cacao, oil palm, specialty coffee, and other horticulture and fiber crops.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Banco Agrario de Colombia

    Investment & Finance
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Colombia's Banco Agrario is a state-run agriculture development bank whose purpose is to develop traditional commercial banking operations, and to finance mainly but not exclusively, activities...

  • Banco Caja Social

    Investment & Finance
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Banco Caja Social is a company of the Social Foundation through its banking business to contribute in overcoming the structural causes of poverty in Colombia to promote, supportive,...

  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

    Colombia | Staff size: 501-1000

    CIAT is an agricultural research institution. They focus on scientific solutions to hunger in the tropics. They believe eco-efficient agriculture—developing sustainable methods of food...

  • Ecopetrol

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Ecopetrol, formerly known as Empresa Colombiana de Petróleos S.A. is the largest and primary petroleum company in Colombia. It was founded in 1951.

    Ecopetrol S.A. carries out...

  • Federación Nacional de Cacaoteros (FEDECACAO)

    Staff size: Unknown


    Protect the interests of Colombian cocoa farmers contributing to their development, offering products and services for commercial,...

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Key Information

LocationColombia, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2005
  • End Date 2009
  • ValueUSD 796 Million