Agri-business for Trade Competitiveness Project (ATC_P)
Type of Organization: 
Agri-business for Trade Competitiveness Project (ATC-P), branded as Katalyst is a market development project, implemented by Swisscontact in Bangladesh. Since 2002, the project has been working to increase the income of poor men and women in rural areas of Bangladesh. Currently, the project is in its Phase 3, which started from March 2014 and continues till March 2018. Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project sustained from 2002 to 2013. During 2017-2018, Katalyst  mainly focused to consolidate and anchor the project's learning and experiences with key public and private institutions in Bangladesh. Katalyst is co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the UK Government, and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida). The Katalyst project ended in March 2018 after 15 successful years. The project operated under the umbrella of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh.
Areas of activity: 
Advise on agricultural innovations and conductin adoptation trials
Innovation Systems
knowledge management
Focus of Capacity Development: