A Research Collaboration between Engineering for Change/ASME and the Guyana Economic Development Trust

The aim of this Research Collaboration is to provide a general perspective of the current trends regarding sustainable development of agroindustries in emerging economies, with recommendations for applying these frameworks to the context of Guyana. This work, developed in partnership with the Guyana Economic Development Trust, explores in a broad manner the ecosystem of strategies and technologies available for supporting the growth of micro and small agro-processing entrepreneurs. The research is supported by detailed desk research on the agricultural sector, interviews with experts of varied backgrounds and interviews with micro and small entrepreneurs of the Guyanese agro-processing sector.