About us

In low and medium income countries agriculture is a key sector for economic development, which provides people with food and income. Yet even when economies are growing, parts of the population may still not have enough nutritious food to eat. For agricultural development to be truly inclusive requires supportive policies and strong civil society organisations, as well as an engaged private sector, all working together.

There are many good intentions, but how to translate these into real impact?


KIT’s Sustainable Economic Development unit is an international team with the knowledge and expertise to inform and advise on sustainable local economic development. Its focus is on agricultural innovation, land governance and food value chains. The involvement of farmers and their organisations as active stakeholders in this process is key.

Our team shapes collaboration between private and public sector, designs novel initiatives, coaches clients to make them successful, facilitates learning, and documents and publishes experiences and good practices.

Independent and co-creation

KIT’s Sustainable Economic Development unit also acts as an independent third party to ensure delivery against development goals, to assess and measure the impact of programmes in order to inform funders, shareholders and the public at large.

Clients value creating solutions in an inclusive way that improves performance.

Together, we increase people’s access to healthy food.