The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Producers to
Market Alliance program, will be visiting the Colombia pavilion at the EXPO 2020 Dubai to
explore various partnership opportunities and facilitate Colombia’s market exposure.
USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and functions as a catalyst
for driving global development. Through its Producers to Markets Alliance (PMA) Program,
the agency improves coordination between producers, buyers, and international markets.
The PMA program works to strengthen economies by working closely with producers to
improve the quality and volume of raw materials to match market standards, and to help them
become more competitive nationally and internationally through training and guidance.
Currently, the program has been implemented in the Colombian departments of Antioquia,
Bolívar, Caquetá, Cauca, Córdoba, Meta, Nariño, and Valle del Cauca. Each partner in the
program was chosen due to their unique, high-quality products, and their willingness to
strengthen the value chain as a whole working closely with producers.
Improving connections between producers and export companies further strengthens the
supply chain and works towards improving the livelihoods of Colombian families. Through
the EXPO 2020, companies partnered with the PMA in various Colombian regions will
receive more networking opportunities, discover new market trends, and liaise with
The Colombian partners of the PMA are looking forward to this opportunity presented by the
EXPO 2020 Dubai to expand and showcase their potential.