Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Through the USAID-funded Rural Economic Diversification Project (RED), Abt Associates assists small farmers in the Dominican Republic to diversify their production and become more competitive in the global marketplace. By strengthening competitive value-added clusters for agricultural and wood products that are produced on small farms, Abt is helping to increase rural incomes of small-scale farmers, promote food security for the poorest of the poor and protect the environment. The project actively engages all stakeholders, from small producers, transporters, and producer associations to NGOs, universities, the private sector, communities and the Dominican government.
Read the full Rural Economic Diversification project profile.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.