It was a privilege to lead a three-country study of agri-food MSMEs for the APEC Growing Business Partnership in collaboration with a capable project team. Our team was encouraged to challenge existing assumptions about agri-food MSMEs and we feel as though our study helped move knowledge and policymaking forward. A highlight of the project was the opportunity to participate in and speak at the Innovative and Dynamic Startups and MSMEs workshop in Ho Chi Minh City. It was encouraging to see our findings well received by participants from throughout the APEC region.
- Dr. Gisèle Yasmeen
Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, and Adjunct Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University