Removing the Barriers (RtB) Project

The Removing the Barriers (RtB) Project is a private sector-led demonstration programme which promotes modernization of agriculture. It encourages investment by advocating for policy change aimed at integrating farmers and agri-entrepreneurs into competitive regional supply chains.

Removing the Barriers (RtB) Project

The Project aims to engage private sector players in the agriculture and agribusiness sector to invest and take part in policy issues along the Southern Africa agriculture growth corridors. This project will support the Feed the Future (FTF) program to tackle food insecurity and hunger issues in Southern Africa by engaging the private sector in the region. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has provided support for the exploration, research, development and implementation strategy phase with an initial $400,000 followed with a $3,000,000 grant under a GDA partnership with USAID Southern Africa on a one-one match. The NEPAD Business Foundation’s (NBF) RtB Program will accelerate the TransFarm Africa (TFA) fund (private investment) aimed at transformative agriculture along key development corridors that will benefit small holder farmers, and especially women, by integrating them into the main economy as entrepreneurs. The project aims at transforming the lives of rural households to be sustainable, competitive enterprises and to increase the income of small holder farmers.


  • 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...

  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.

    For 50...

  • NEPAD Business Foundation

    South Africa | Staff size: 6-25

    The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) is one of Africa's leading membership based foundations which promotes sustainable economic and social development on the continent. The NBF is a non-profit...

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Key Information

LocationMozambique, South Africa, Zambia
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 4.1 Million