#AskAg Twitter Chat: Creating Successful Public-Private Partnerships
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) offer opportunities to achieve inclusive development objectives within value chains. By partnering directly with value chain actors, from farmers and local input suppliers to traders and multi-national corporations, PPPs have the power to spur economic growth that benefits the poor. However, they can also fail in planning for long-term benefits to rural communities in development contexts.
This month’s #AskAg Twitter Chat examined what makes a successful PPP for implementing inclusive development projects.
This event came at the heels of the Global Partnership Week, a collaboration among the United States Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development and Concordia. It recognizes the importance of partnerships for advancing the fight against hunger and poverty.
Twitter Accounts to Follow:
|Will Surman: @SurmanWill|
|Ethan Budiansky: @EZBudiansky|
|Natalie Pregibon: @ConcordiaSummit|
|Matthew Krause: @FTF_PI|
Potential Guiding 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?
How to Participate:
- If you are new to Twitter, visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more tips on getting started, check out our Twitter training.)
- Explore the guiding questions that will be discussed during the chat.
- Join us for discussion by using the hashtag #AskAg and following @Agrilinks.
- You can also follow on Twubs or through the livestream below.
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