What We Do

We believe business solutions are effective
interventions to address poverty

We use financial and technical expertise to build and enhance sustainable agri-food systems that provide decent work for systemically marginalized communities, including women and youth. Our economic development approach empowers hardworking entrepreneurs and farmers to build profitable businesses and livelihoods. MEDA’s work is fully aligned with our faith-based values and our commitment to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our work is focused in the Global South – working to provide 500,000 decent jobs for people experiencing poverty by the year 2030.

Our Theory of Change directs
and guides our work

In order to respond to global changes with sustainable and successful solutions, we have a comprehensive plan that is designed to be intersectional in its solutions.

Our areas of technical expertise


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Impact Investment &
Innovative Finance

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Gender Equality
& Social Inclusion

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Environment &
Climate Change

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Integrated technical framework

MEDA commits to the following cross-cutting
themes throughout all of our work

Anti-racism, gender equality and social inclusion

Innovation and technology adoption

Partnerships and contextual knowledge

Environmental sustainability
and climate action