The need to strengthen commodity value chains through industry associations to provide much need governance and leadership in value chain development cannot be overemphasized. CDI works with commodity associations including women and youth led associations as part of its private sector development activities.  CDI provides capacity strengthening to commodity associations, networks and other private sector groups to develop value added services for the benefit of their members; CDI assists with strategic plans and road map development for value chains development. CDI also partners with associations to solicit for grants from development partners for the purpose of designing and implementing development projects.