Area of Practice:
Enterprise Acceleration
Small and growing businesses represent an effective avenue for job creation and sustainably lifting communities out of poverty.

As drivers of job creation and innovation, small businesses are effective avenues for lifting communities out of poverty. However, access to finance, human capital, markets and infrastructure are persistent challenges. A concerted effort is needed to overcome barriers to business growth, making way for accessible investment opportunities in developing countries.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is a Fortune 200 company and the second-largest cooperative agribusiness in the United States. We leverage almost a century of experience, business success and technical expertise to address the specific challenges faced by small and growing businesses in emerging markets. Using a business-oriented approach to strengthen value chains for growth, we work to fast-track enterprises from one stage of growth to the next.

We accomplish this by delivering high-quality business development services to select enterprises, measuring impact and financial performance according to industry standards, and maintaining strong networks with key players in the impact investing space.

The core of our enterprise acceleration work is linking businesses to people, information, training, infrastructure and services to grow. We help catalyze and bring to market transformational innovations, attract investors and foster the ability of small and growing businesses to be engines of economic growth.

ENTERPRISE ACCELERATION PROGRAM EXAMPLES
Feed the Future Kenya Innovation Engine
Innovations in Gender Equality to Promote Household Food Security (IGE)

Read more in our Enterprise Acceleration brochure

Current Areas Of Practice

Areas Of Practice Crops
Areas Of Practice Dairy and Livestock
Areas Of Practice Enterprise Acceleration
Areas Of Practice Environment
Areas Of Practice Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Areas Of Practice Gender
Areas Of Practice Market Access
Areas Of Practice Nutrition
Areas Of Practice Resilience
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Current Programs
VEGA/BIZ+ 2011-2015

Generating additional income, expanding investment opportunities and improving livelihoods. Learn More

Innovations in Gender Equality

Catalyzing innovation to enhance women’s participation in the agricultural sector and help improve food security Learn More

Bangladesh Dairy Enhancement Program

Improving productivity and expanding the trade of dairy products Learn More