Delivering on the transformational potential of PPPs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  20 November 2018, 09:30-16:30
  New World Campus, The Hague

Over the last four years, PPPLab, our partners and organisations engaged in PPPs have explored the transformational potential of PPPs. The emergence of the SDG-P facility is a good moment to concretely spell out how this potential should be delivered upon and what the implications for our collective roles are.

That means PPPs must:

• Aspire to deliver systemic change

• Be fit to realise their aspirations

• Rethink risk and blend finances

By the end of the day you will have a sharp idea of where you can take your PPP work to a next, necessary level and we will have formulated an action and learning agenda for a PPP community of practice.

More information & registration:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 02:59

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in Ethiopia” FDOV project

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Farmer Group Transformation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  20 June 2018, All Day Event
  Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka

Knowledge sharing and learning workshop & Business drinks

Theme: Farmer Group Transformation


AgriProFocus Network is hosting a network building event under the theme “Transforming Farmer Groups” on Wednesday 20th June 2018, from 08:00 – 17:00 hours at Radisson Blu Hotel.


There are a number of programmes and initiatives that leverage on the farmer group structures. This draws in the need for key stakeholders and members to share insights on the key drivers and limitations on working with farmer group structures. The purpose of the event is to create a platform for key stakeholders and members working with various types of farmer groups to exchange knowledge and learn from each other on the challenges, advantages and best practices of working and engaging farmer groups. The event will also seek to generate interest among stakeholders for the establishment of a coalition to work towards a Farmer Group Transformation programme to accelerate the development of sustainable

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 June 2018 at 01:02

New SDG Partnership Facility started

The Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility (SDGP) focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship and food security. The facility is the successor of the well-known Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV). Through public-private partnerships, SDGP contributes to achieving sustainable development goals: SDG 2 (end of hunger), SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).

Read here how to apply

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 June 2018 at 12:49

FDOV is niet meer.

Nieuwe SDG Partnerschapfaciliteit gestart

De Sustainable Development Goals Partnerschapfaciliteit (SDGP) richt zich op duurzaam ondernemen en voedselzekerheid. Via publiek-private partnerschappen draagt SDGP bij aan het realiseren van duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen: SDG 2 (einde aan honger), SDG 8 (fatsoenlijke banen en economische groei) en SDG 17 (partnerschappen voor de doelen).

Dien uw projectvoorstel in

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 10 April 2018 at 02:41

Congratulations! Top Ten Winners of the Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp

The top 10 were announced at the finale and pitch event of the Agribusiness Bootcamp Zambia held at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) on Friday 23rd March, 2018.

The Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp was a competitive mentoring and training programme designed to help growth oriented SME's who operate in value added agribusinesses to derive concrete and feasible expansion plans. Over the last three months, the bootcamp supported participating enterprises with coaching, market contacts and peer learning.

The top 10 winners are agro-processors operating in various value chains. The winners become the first beneficiaries of the Zambia AgriBusiness and Trade Project (ZATP)'s Market Connect.

MarketConnect is an advisory, brokerage and financial support service provided by the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) that aims to promote the sustainable integration of agribusiness SMEs into value chains w

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 June 2017 at 02:27

Youth agripreneurs join us in Accra, Ghana for a 2-day workshop on Trade and Partnerships Development. 

For more information, visit:

Akibodé Djodji Merci pour ce partage, nous en ferons une plus large diffusion dans nos réseaux partenaires.

1 year 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 June 2017 at 12:57

World Bank Group – WBG-NL Partnership “Food for All”

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

In May 2015, the Netherlands and the World Bank Group signed a “Food for All” Partnership agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to increase knowledge, support job creation, and secure the long-term sustainability of agriculture in developing countries. “Food for All’’ brings together the World Bank Group and civil society, academia, government, private sector, and other stakeholders from the Netherlands.

The agreement focuses on strengthening collaboration in key strategic areas such as food, nutrition and health; inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth with a focus on pro-poor value chains and market transformations that better link farmers to markets; and ecologically sustainable food systems for climate-smart, resilient agriculture.

The aim is to match cutting-edge Dutch technical expertise and private sector innovation with programs and investments by the World Bank and

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Making PPPs work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  15 September 2016, All Day Event
  2515 VK The Hague

Making PPPs work: a practical day to make your PPP more effective

On September 15, PPPLab is organising a practical day of exchange, application and design for those working in public-private partnerships. Topics covered are to help you discover tools and insights to make your partnership more effective, whatever your role is. The day will consist of sessions covering themes like financing strategies, smart scaling, making your partnering process more effective and understanding the role of in-country public sectors in PPPs. A range of tools, feedback opportunities and planning concepts will directly be applied to your individual PPP, by offering 1:1 speed dates, small working group sessions and direct feedback from experts and practitioners. Attached is the programme with more information and a preliminary schedule. Feel free to share this invitation in your networks!

Venue: New World Campus, The Hague, The Netherlands

Costs: € 25

Interested? Please register through or for

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 23 June 2016 at 07:44

Taking the Dairy sector in Kenya to the next level! 

In May 2013,just a month after joining the network, i shared with one of our member organisations - SNV - dairy advisor about this innovative company in the Netherlands that i knew that offers dairy training courses at farm level - Cowsignals.  At the time it was a discussion around the corridors of whether there is a demand for such services in Kenya. SNV and its Dairy program have been working alot with Dutch expertise to improve the dairy sector at production and market and with a market led approach. Focus on quality is key but also with interventions on fodder to improve productivity. So this introduction at the time was to explore areas of synergy with their existing engagements. 

Proud to say the corridor discussion after three years has culminated in the development of CowSignals East Africa edition.  This is the 35th translation/adapted edition of the CowSignals book. The whole content has been revised and adapted to East Africa. Close to 100 illustrations have been changed with illu

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Eugene Ndwiga Hey Maureen, I want to raise funds for our SME which is venturing in agribusiness on this platform. How do I go about it?

2 years 4 months ago

Wim Goris hi maureen, i just paged through this EAf edition. photography fit to context.

2 years 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 21 June 2016 at 03:38

The true network spirit - Results from AgriProFocus Kenya 2015

Partners and stakeholders I am proud to share RESULTS OF THE NETWORK IN 2015It was a fulfilling year of new strategic partnerships, bigger ownership of the network by you our partners and stakeholders and more co-creation of joint activities. That is the true spirit of a network. We are bigger and better together. Have a look at our achievements!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 March 2016 at 09:38

RVO-EKN learning Event -- Report

Dear Partners;

With the links below find an insightful report from the RVO-EKN learning event held on 26-27th January 2016 and a video capturing key lessons.


As a knowledge network, we look forward to hosting more insightful knowledge sharing and experience sharing platforms.  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 February 2016 at 12:42

EKN - AgriProFocus Kenya -- Exploring collaboration 

Insightful meeting with Agriculture counselor, Bert Rikken and Agriculture officer Liz Kiamba at the Dutch embassy in Nairobi during our Managing Director's Mr Sander Mager visit to Kenya accompanied by the network facilitator. 

Posted By in Publications Kenya
Posted 28 January 2016 at 09:39


M&E Conference: Partnering for Success

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 March 2016 - 09:00 to 18 March 2016 - 17:00

Partnerships for development are crucial. Global efforts have focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, as the issues being tackled are increasingly recognised as complex. Collective action is unavoidable as the post-2015 UN development agenda stresses. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can help strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs). M&E can support the learning and decision making processes, holding partners accountable or in assessing the functioning of partnerships and how they can reach more sustainable results.

This conference is the 8th annual ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ event organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR,and Learning by Design, in collaboration with the PPPLab. The two-day conference (17-18 March) will connect the realities of those working in practice with ideas from people who are thought leaders on the partnership topic. Some 28 contributions from all over the world will ensure a lively and thoughtful opportunity to qu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 October 2015 at 02:32

How to Design and Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

Presentation of a new Guide by CDI – Wageningen UR

“Multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) are about changing something with others”, said Herman Brouwer, during the launch of a new book, “The MSP Guide: How to Design and Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships” by the Centre of Development Innovation (CDI) of Wageningen University & Research centre on October 6, 2015. “When building a multi-stakeholder partnership, it is important to be clear about what you want to change, with whom, and how”, he added.This guide helps facilitating these multi-stakeholder processes. It links the underlying rationale for multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a clear four phase process model, a set of seven core principles, key ideas for facilitation and 60 participatory tools for analysis, planning and decision making. The guide has been written for those directly involved in MSPs – as a stakeholder, leader, facilitator or funder

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Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 14 July 2015 at 08:18

Financing for Development Conference

For all those interested in international and national policy, it is relevant to check updates on the Financing for Development Conference, now ongoing in Addis Abeba.

Hashtag on twitter: #FFD3

Article on collaboration between governments and businesses - by Mo Ibrahim and Paul Polman (the latter is CEO Unilever) -

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 7 July 2015 at 01:30

Brokering Development: Enabling Factors for Public-Private-Producer Partnerships in Agricultural Value Chains. Summary of Uganda case study

Nsamba-Gayiiya, E. and Kamusiime, H.

IDS-IFAD Case Study

Publisher IDS and IFAD

This is a summary of the Uganda Country Report, which was written by Eddie Nsamba-Gayiiya and Herbert Kamusiime of Associates Research Uganda. It is based on research carried out in 2014 in association with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) as part of an IFAD-funded programme on the role of PPPs in agriculture.

It is one of the four IFAD project-supported Public-Private-Producer Partnerships analysed for the research report ‘Brokering Development: Enabling Factors for Public-Private-Producer Partnerships in Agricultural Value Chains’. The report syntheses the four case studies and discuss the findings on how PPPPs in agricultural value chains can be designed and implemented to achieve more sustained increases in income for smallholder farmers and broader rural deve

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