The development of quality local sourcing is a key driver to ensure thriving and competitive local economies in Africa. More and more, companies have learned that long term relations are needed to ensure the commitment of contributing farmers. With the development of sustainable local sourcing initiatives, companies create sustainable business for its own growth as well as for farmers by buying products locally or regionally. The PIA's agriculture working group continues to look for opportunities in partnership with institutions to collaborate on projects that can be up-scaled.