Markets and Private Sector
Development programmes and projects aim to address the many challenges faced by smallholder farmers and producers. These range from having access to good inputs, strengthening the delivery of business and financial services, facilitating access to markets, and providing timely market information to strengthen the negotiating and bargaining power of smallholder producers. Today, increasingly this is possible through a public-private partnership. The various sessions will showcase examples of:
- innovative public-private partnerships discuss innovative approaches to target nomadic communities
- developing a value-based market for smallholder producers
- different value-chain approaches
Innovative partnerships and multi- stakeholders approaches promoted in the RAS context (229)
This session will present the first results of a capitalization of experiences on rural advisory services. It has been found that services need to be diverse in types of services, approaches and providers. Platforms and partnerships are a mean to create trust among the stakeholders allowing the engagement of the private sector at an operational level. Participants will also hear about plans for a public-private partnership to promote Internet technology and facilitate peer-to-peer learning among farmers, with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture.