Acceso Oferta Local – Productos de El Salvador, S.A. DE C.V.

Partnership period: February 2019 – January 2021

Country: El Salvador

ACHIEVEMENTS: Acceso aims to add 150 new smallholder farmers to its outgrower network, generating more than $315,000 in smallholder income.

PURPOSE: Expand Acceso’s production, processing, and sale of locally-sourced products to supermarkets and restaurants in El Salvador.

APPROACH: Acceso will establish the first El Salvadorian lettuce and potato processing facility that can guarantee international food safety standards to meet demand from supermarkets and restaurants for local products. To support this expansion, Acceso will add 150 smallholder farmers to its outgrower network. These farmers will be linked to high-value, reliable markets while receiving control and sanitation training, technical assistance on proper use of inputs such as disease-resilient seedlings, and access to key equipment like microtunnels and irrigation to increase yields.