Today’s toughest challenges are interconnected. So are the solutions.

Tanager connects people and partners to align interests, expand market access, and unlock the full potential of shared market opportunities that result in reliable supply chains, stable incomes, healthy families and resilient communities. Read more about what we do.

Tanager is an international nonprofit that brings people together to co-create economic and social opportunities that change lives. The Tanager name and logo speak directly to finding and using the right tools in pursuit of that goal. Originally established as Agribusiness Systems International (ASI) in 1993 as an affiliate of ACDI/VOCA, we have been making agriculture work better for people. We offer a focused and diligent team of locally based experts and international advisors who work with our partners to reach common goals. On our 25th anniversary, we changed our name to Tanager, to reflect how markets around the world are constantly evolving, and so are we. Read more about our new name.

We bring the people you need to get the impact you want.

It takes bold hearts and resourceful minds to change the world. Our mission attracts high-caliber professionals who are dedicated to the work we do and the way we do it. We take risks, roll up our sleeves, and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We listen, learn, and adapt rapidly, without losing sight of our end goal or the momentum needed to reach it.


We are known for being skilled collaborators, analysts, advisors, and implementers who focus on delivering tangible results. View Leadership bios.

Board of Directors

We have firsthand experience with business leaders, government policymakers, and fellow implementers of the life-changing benefits that economic opportunities can bring. View Board bios.

Technical Experts

We bring the expertise, skills and experience that come from the places we’ve been, the people we’ve worked with and the projects we’ve led to success. View Technical Expert bios.

Tanager makes strong connections for strong communities.


Mint oil and natural menthol show up in our chewing gum, desserts, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, and countless products worldwide. In India, mint is the livelihood of many smallholder farmers. India produces 80 percent of the world’s mint supply, which is grown by more than 750,000 smallholder farmers.

But mint yields are declining in India, putting these farmers and their communities at risk. In India’s Uttar Pradesh state, Tanager is partnering with Mars Wrigley Confectionery to help farmers improve their mint crops and double their incomes. Read more.