Highlights from #AskAg Twitter Chat: Creating Successful Public-Private Partnerships
This #AskAg Twitter Chat, which explored public-private partnerships, came on the heels of Global Partnership Week, a collaboration among the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Concordia. Through this chat, participants built upon existing conversations and examined factors that contribute to successful public-private partnerships for implementing inclusive development projects.
This month's experts included Will Surman of CropLife International, Ethan Budiansky of the World Cocoa Foundation, Natalie Pregabon of Concordia, and Matthew Krause of Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation.
The chat explored the following questions:
- Why develop PPPs within agricultural value chains?
- How do you initiate and/or build successful PPPs?
- What are the biggest challenges to building strong PPPs?
- How do you ensure communications across diverse stakeholders within PPPs?
- What are the benefits and/or impacts of PPPs for smallholder farmers?
Resources highlighted by experts and participants are compiled below.
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- Building Alliances Series: Agriculture
This guide provides tips and recommendations for building public-private partnerships in agriculture.
- Challenges to Successfully Implementing a Public-Private Partnership Project
This white paper identifies some of the key challenges owners face with public-private partnership project delivery and provides best practices to overcome these challenges based upon successful experiences.
- Cocoa in West Africa
Expert Will Surman shared this example of external communications surrounding CropLife International, World Cocoa Foundation and USAID's cocoa training partnership.
- From Smallholders to Shareholders: Optimizing Private Sector Engagement for Smallholder Impact
This Ag Sector Council explored private sector partnerships and presented relevant smallholder business models.
- Can Public-Private Partnerships Actually Benefit the Poor?
This seminar explored key conditions needed for PPPs to be successful in poverty reduction.
- Ethiopia – Agricultural Growth Program-Agribusiness and Market Development
The Agricultural Growth Program-Agribusiness and Market Development (AGP-AMDe) in Ethiopia uses a value chain approach to strengthen the agriculture sector, enhance access to finance, and stimulate innovation and private sector investment
- Partnering with the Private Sector on Food Security
Feed the Future recently published an e-newsletter with stories about the impact of PPPs on smallholder farmers.
- Grain Storage Public-Private Partnerships
The first issue of Partnerships IQ, a Handshake publication, examines public-private partnerships (PPPs) in grain storage.
- Devex Impact Partnership Database
Devex has an online databse which provides information on 643 partnerships across various sectors.