Transcript of "Public-private partnerships: African small-holder farmers"
Public-private partnershipsAfrican small-holder farmers Vivienne Anthony Senior Advisor, SFSA
Public-private partnerships: definition ● PPPs have great potential to enable small-holder farmers to improve their livelihoods but innovative approaches are key ● Combine complementary strengths of: − Public − Private − Voluntary organisations ● Produce benefits for small-holders that none can achieve alone − R&D and bringing research goods into practice − Bring input and output markets to life2
Agriculture value chain and PPPs ● Africa > 100 PPPs ● 25% R&D-based Productivity Markets Collection R&D Inputs Farmers Distribution Wholesale Retail Processing • Genomic science • Crop processing SABMiller • Plant breeding • New markets Cassava beer • Crop protection traits • Seed certification Mozambique • Nutrition improvement • Credit and loans • Fertilizer inputs • Inputs insurance • Connectivity customers/ mobile phones3
Challenges • Every PPP is different and has individual characteristics • Strategic vs. tactical partnerships to enable delivery • Business cases: equitable benefits and risk sharing • Financial mechanisms to support PPPs • Governance and decision-making • Intellectual property sharing • Commercialisation route to farmers • Negotiation vehicles and capacity building4
Shifting policy and enabling environment in Africa G8 Alliance for food security and nutrition Taking innovations to scale Commitments Mobilising African GrowAfrica 45 66 companies Managing capital governments $3.0 $3.5 billion risk Investment/ Private sector Burkina Faso Ghana partnership G8 Ethiopia Mozambique Opportunities companies Tanzania governments Cote d’Ivoire Results accountability
PPP platform Knowledge, contacts and tools to support PPP creation PPP database Expert contacts Financial mechanisms Case-studies Business Best practices cases Impact tools www.apxc.org