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Brussels Briefing 52: Kelley Cormier "Enabling the private sector to support food safety in domestic markets"


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The Brussels Development Briefing no. 52 on “Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa ” took place on 19 September 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels. This Briefing was organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the European Commission (DG DEVCO & DG Health and Food Safety), the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and the Global Food Safety Partnership.

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Brussels Briefing 52: Kelley Cormier "Enabling the private sector to support food safety in domestic markets"

  1. 1. Enabling the private sector to support food safety in domestic markets Brussels Policy Briefing #52, September 19, 2018 Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa Kelley Cormier, Division Chief, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
  2. 2. Outline ● USAID’s Approach to Private Sector Engagement ● Food Safety in the Context of the USG Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) ● Approach to Private Sector Engagement in the Context of Increasing Food Safety in Domestic Markets
  3. 3. USAID’s Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Approach Mandate for USAID staff & partners to ask these questions every time they approach a development or humanitarian issue: PSE & market- based approaches as a core component of USAID’s self- reliance theory of change. 1) Could there be a market-based approach to addressing this issue? 2) What are the roles/interests of the private sector in addressing this issue? 3) Are there factors constraining the private sector from involvement/ investment? 7/2/2018
  4. 4. Private Sector Engagement versus Private Sector Development Private Sector Engagement (PSE) • Transactional Support: Direct or indirect financing to support a specific transaction • Public-Private Partnerships: Commitment of resources from both sides. • Informal Collaboration: No formal resource commitments. Private Sector Development (PSD) • Strengthening the business enabling environment • PSD often focuses on providing public goods, which facilitate investment by all companies. • Strengthen company and government capacities to participate in the market.
  5. 5. USG Global Food Security Strategy Sustainable reduction in hunger, malnutrition, and poverty (GFSS Goal) Well nourished population, particularly women and children (GFSS Obj. 3) Inclusive and sustainable agriculture led growth (GFSS Obj. 1) Increased availability and access to nutritious food by bottom of the pyramid populations Strengthened inclusive food processing sector that is productive and profitable Core TA to Food Processors Linkages btw. Processors and Farmers BDS and Access to Finance Strengthened Distribution Channels Strengthened Resilience among People and Systems (GFSS Obj. 2) Illustrative intermediate results for food safety outcomes:
  6. 6. A food system’s influence on diets Inputs Production Processing Transportation Retailing Marketing Affordability Accessibility Acceptability Food Consumption & Diets Enabling Environment
  7. 7. The Context Diverse & Changing Diets Low Public & Private Sector Investment Confusing & Costly Management Systems Threat to Health & GFSS Investment
  8. 8. Enabling the Private Sector to Support Food Safety in Domestic Markets: Both PSE and PSD USAID Examples of PSE: ● Global Food Safety Partnership ● Partners in Food Solutions (General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM, Buhler, Hershey, Land O’Lakes, Ardent Mills) ● FTF Partnering for Innovation ● AgResults USAID Examples of PSD: ● Food Safety Network (USAID, USDA, U.S. FDA) ● Regional SPS Advisors ● FTF Partnering for Innovation ● Agriculture Finance and Investment Platform
  9. 9. Core Principles for Action on Food Safety in Domestic Markets 1. Facilitate Collaboration among Food System Stakeholders, including donors 2. Promote Expanded Markets for Safe and Nutritious Food through: ● Raising consumer demand for safe and nutritious food ● Addressing gaps in food safety through focus on food systems ● Leveraging food industry leadership and aligning investment ● Empowering public sector actors, leading to strengthened systems
  10. 10. Core Principles for Action on Food Safety in Domestic Markets 3. Encourage formal sector leadership and capacity building. • Address enabling environment constraints. • Improve access to finance for food and beverage SMEs. 4. Facilitate adoption of food safety best practices in the informal sector. • Remove obstacles and increase incentives and capacity to improve good food safety practices • Recognize role of gender
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