PPP

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 December 2018 at 03:41

2019 Call for P4G Partnership Applications

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030

P4G is seeking to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative sustainability projects in developing countries. Partnerships can apply for start-up funding of up to USD 100,000 or scale-up funding of up to USD 1 million for projects in five Sustainable Development Goal areas: food and agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, cities, and circular economy.

P4G facilitates partners through the development of business models and linking to the right organisations and people, funding, and generating exposure for partnerships during high-level events. 

For more information: https://p4gpartnerships.org/content/2019-call-p4g-partnership-applications


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 24 October 2018 at 08:20

Joint efforts by Govt, FAO help to restore lives in Kagera


Women are critical actors in food and nutrition security through their primary responsibilities in household activities, and have been the core of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)’s support in the region.

After the devastating earthquake of 2016 in the region, the ministry responsible for agriculture made a request for FAO technical assistance towards restoring agricultural livelihoods among its residents. Regional authorities, with support from FAO, set up a network of Farmer Field Schools as mediums for learning, exchanging agricultural knowledge, and multiplying quality seeds.

Since then, most smallholder farmers in the 16 mitaa hamlets of Bukoba municipality and 26 villages in Bukoba, Missenyi, Kyerwa, and Muleba districts have been fully involved in production of quality food crop seeds and planting materials to improve household food security availability, nutrition security, and incomes.

A renewed FAO partnership with the T

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oct
09

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 October 2018, 11:30-12:30
  Webinar

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 Ethiopi

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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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sep
25

Africa Agri-Finance Forum

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  25 September 2018, All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Adopting Best for Inclusive Lending For the Agricultural Value Chain


According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity levels.

How can formal financial institutions provide agricultural credit that meets the unique demands of the entire agricultural?

“Agriculture in African countries is massively under-funded”.

Topics


1. Financial inclusion and innovation in Agriculture· Inclusive investment

2. Value chain financing· Building competitive commercial Value Chains

3.Doing Successful Agribusiness in Africa· 1) Enabling farmers to think like business people 2) Important Business initiatives and skills

4.Public-private partnerships· 1) Source of le

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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 Gender in Value Chains
Posted 5 June 2018 at 07:18

New markets for shea nut harvesters in Mali

In Mali, collecting nuts of the native shea tree is popular among female farmers. After having eaten the sweet flesh, they sell the nuts directly, or they process them and sell shea butter and oil for food production and cosmetics. To strengthen this women-led sector, ICCO, USAID-Mali and two shea-oil companies supported more than 12,000 women harvesters by facilitating the certification of their shea products and by linking them to new markets.

Altogether, 25 women-led cooperatives received training to improve harvesting, boiling, drying, storing and packaging. They also enhanced their entrepreneurial and marketing skills. ‘They now produce better quality butter and oil, and know how to negotiate, giving them a better price’, says Jaap ’t Gilde from ICCO. The trained women cooperatives obtained long term contracts from the shea oil companies (SOATAF and Olvea), together with a 200 per cent increase in the shea price per kilo.

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Akibodé Djodji Nouveaux marchés pour les cueilleurs de noix de karité au MaliAu Mali, la collecte des noix de l'arbre de karité indigène est populaire parmi les agricultrices. Après avoir mangé la chair sucrée, ils vendent les noix directement, ou ils les traitent et vendent du beurre de karité et de l'huile pour la production alimentaire et les cosmétiques. Pour renforcer ce secteur dirigé par des femmes, ICCO, USAID-Mali et deux compagnies de karité ont soutenu plus de 12 000 femmes récolteuses en facilitant la certification de leurs produits de karité et en les reliant à de nouveaux marchés.Au total, 25 coopératives dirigées par des femmes ont reçu une formation pour améliorer la récolte, l'ébullition, le séchage, le stockage et l'emballage. Ils ont également amélioré leurs compétences entrepreneuriales et marketing. «Ils produisent maintenant du beurre  de meilleure qualité et savent négocier, en leur donnant un meilleur prix», explique Jaap 't Gilde d'ICCO. Les coopératives de femmes formées ont obtenu des contrats à long terme auprès des compagnies  de karité (SOATAF et Olvea), ainsi qu'une augmentation de 200% du prix du karité par kilo.Des projets qui font la différenceLes membres d'AgriProFocus soutiennent les femmes entrepreneures dans une entreprise à prédominance masculine, renforcent les secteurs dominés par les femmes ou appuient les agricultrices tout en faisant participer leurs maris. Six projets ont été publiés qui illustrent ce que ces différentes approches peuvent signifier pour les femmes et la chaîne de valeur. Les projets et autres articles intéressants sont publiés dans le magazine Gender 'Making Gender Work: Cultivating Diversity'

7 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2018 at 11:15

Beweging in het FDOV dossier?

Zit er beweging in het FDOV dossier? Iedereen snakt naar nieuws over FDOV editie III.

Is er nieuws? Geruchten zat en ik word geregeld gevraagd waarom AgriProFocus toch niets weet.

Vorige week sijpelde er wat nieuws door: er zit schot in FDOV! Het FDOV-dossier is langs de DG, goedgekeurd en naar minister Kaag gestuurd.

Over timing van publicatie wordt voorlopig niet meer gezegd dan dat met hoopt dat dat voor eind 2018 zal gebeuren. Er liggen nog andere, gerelateerde zaken op het bureau van de minister zoals de nota BHOS. Het nieuwe FDOV dient te passen in de kaders die daarin gesteld gaan worden.

Ik houd u op de hoogte, en als u wat hoort deel het en laat het me weten!

Rolf


Movement in the FDOV file?

Is there movement in the FDOV file? Everyone craves for news about FDOV edition III.

There were rumors and I am regularly asked why AgriProFocus does not know anything. 

Well, is there news? Last week some news seeped through about FDOV: things are moving! Th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 December 2017 at 02:19

The Scaling Scan

The Scaling Scan is a tool to help you to analyze, reflect on, and sharpen your scaling ambition and approach.

This scan was presented and discussed during a seminar hosted by PPPLab on 30 November 2017 in the Netherlands. The notes of the presentations and discussion are presented below.

Introduction - Jan Ubels and Floortje Jacobs (SNV)

Scaling is needed for a variety of reasons: reaching more people, higher efficiencies, achieving system change. A new scan to assess the potential for scaling was developed by PPPLab, and it includes 5 key concepts:

1. Delivery mechanisms. It is about the delivery mechanism(s) for a range of elements that enable the adoption and sustainability of the improved solution or practice (so, not the technical solution only). So it is not what you scale, but how you scale it.

2. Horizontal and vertical scaling. Horizontal : rolling out, replication to as many people as possible. Vertical scaling, is about the other system levels (solution, organization

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 October 2017 at 03:43

FDOV editie III

Op 12 october 2017 organiseerde MinBuZa een bijeenkomst over FDOV editie III. Plaats was de nieuwe locatie van het ministerie aan de Rijnstaat 8 in den Haag. 

Het doel van de bijeenkomst was tweeledig:

  • Presentatie door RVO en MinBuZa van hun ideeën voor een FDOV III

  • Ophalen van suggesties van geselecteerde belanghebbenden voor een nieuw FDOV

Namens AgriProFocus netwerk en F&BKP waren Rolf schinkel en Vanessa NIgten uitgenodigd. Volg de link en vind hun kort verslag van deze bijeenkomst.

En, bereid u voor op een nieuwe editie van het FDOV dat ergens begin 2018 gelanceerd gaat worden.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2016 at 09:35

Want a successful agribusiness in developing markets?

Join the company capability track and make your agribusiness fit for public funding in PPP calls


This unique track will help you to uncover the internal capabilities your company has or should have to become successful in these dynamic developing markets. It will support your company to get a better grip on and receive public recognition for it’s potential and ambition to develop business models that include low-income people.

Company capability track components

  1. Online quick scan with key company staff

  2. Half a day internal workshop on capability needs

  3. Company-specific report

  4. Visibility in public report on overall insights

  5. Networking event with like minded agribusiness entrepreneurs

Show the world your ambition to contribute to the SDGs.

BoP Innovation Center, inspired by the RPV framework of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, created the Track to map your company’s internal capabilities. The capabilities are categorized

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 November 2016 at 08:17

Commercializing Food Security in Tanzania

Like many regions in East Africa, Northern Tanzania has the potential to become an agricultural powerhouse. A Public-Private Partnership of the FDOV meets the needs of maize producers around the city of Arusha. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has provided financial resources, shared technical knowledge and coordinated the contacts among the partners of this project.

Watch this film to see the results of this public-private partnership!

Partners in this PPP are: Quality Food Products in Arusha, East African Grain Council, Wageningen University and Research Centre,  Dutch Embassy in Tanzania, New Bogaloo Ltd, National Microfinance Bank in Tanzania, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 5 September 2016 at 08:27

Partnership to increase Maize Production in Tanzania

Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) envisages reaching 345,000 entrepreneurs in agricultural sector this year, with projected guaranteed loans of TZS.114 billion. This will be achieved under the Private Public Partnership (PPP) where PASS is partnering with World Food Programme (WFP) ti support maize farmers in Songea, Mbeya, Iringa, Morogoro, Dodoma, Manyara and Arusha to access farm inputs – fertilisers, seeds and agrochemicals to increase productivity.

Special attention will be on the Patient Procurement Platform (PPP) that seeks to develop scalable and affordable linkages and instruments for farmers while ensuring commercial viability for the private sector.

The PPP will focus on building technological interventions to increase scale and sustainability in post-harvest operations. The project will work with stakeholders along the value chain to increase the overall size of the value pool created under the platform. Read

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 19 August 2016 at 01:19


Signature de contractualisation entre les acteurs de la chaîne de valeur

L’atelier sur la contractualisation entre les acteurs de la chaîne de valeur karité a débuté ce vendredi 19 Août 2016 à 9h 00 à la maison du partenariat Angers-Bamako. 

L’objectif de l’atelier est de créer un cadre de convention entre partenaires d’accompagnement et les organisations de production et acheteurs d’amandes propice à la conclusion de convention de collaboration et de contrat d’achat au bénéfice d’un partenariat bénéfique à tous.

La cérémonie d’ouverture a été présidée par la Directrice Régionale de Icco, Mme Leena LINDQVIST qui avait à ses côtés,la Coordinatrice Karité Mme Binta Bocoum et le Coordinateur de AgriProFocus Mr Oudou Bengaly. Mme Leena dans ses mots d’introductions a salué le rôle important que joue les femmes pour la croissance de la filière karité, car la valeur ajoutée de ses activités profite à toute l

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 August 2016 at 12:29

There is rumor about a new call of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV) . If you do not know any more what FDOV was about, this website of the Dutch RVO tells you all about it (also that it is currently not possible to apply for a FDOV-grant, but, .... there is a rumor)

Mr Anno Galema was one of the people at the ministry  of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands who worked intensively on the policy side of the FDOV at the so called PPP Expertise center. He has just started in his new function as First Secretary Food Security & Private Sector Development at the Dutch embassy in Kampala, Uganda.

An interesting interview with him was published April 28, 2016. It's about how the ministry looks at PPPs and role of the public P in the PPP. Read the article Here.

The last FDOV call was in 2014. All AgriProFocus countries were eligible at that time. See for the complete list of eligible countries: LIST

aug
19

Signature de Convention avec les acteurs de la CVK

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  19 August 2016, All Day Event
  Bamako

AgriProFocus  organise  en partenariat avec ICCO , dans le cadre du partenariat public- privé , un atelier de signature de convention entre SOATAF et les acteurs de la chaîne de valeur Karité ,  le 19 Août 2016 à la maison du partenariat de Bamako en face de l'Ensup.



may
04

Successful Public Private Partnerships

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 May 2016, 18:30-20:30
  Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC, USA

How do private and the development sector effectively contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Join ICCO USA, Heineken and Winrock for a lunch event featuring successful examples of PPP’s, the challenges and share lessons learned. The event will bring together global political, business, and civil society leaders in Washington D.C. to focus on the role of private sector and NGOs in SDG implementation. Leaders will be offered a platform to highlight concrete steps forward, and discuss potential partnerships.

Event Details:

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT; Washington DC)

Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC

Welcome with lunch. Lunch is served from 12.30 PM

1 PM

  • ICCO CEO Marinus Verweij gives an introduction to the topic
  • ICCO’s David Kamukama explains which elements are key to success in linking Ethiopian farmers to an international malt barley value chain
  • WINROCK/EUCORD Henk Knipscheer discusses lesso

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 September 2015 at 12:35

Dairy PPP case from  Zambia discussed

Last 21 September 2015, a workshop was held in The Hague on 'Linking Public Goods with Private Interests to Scale Up Agricultural Innovations and Impact' . This workshop was co-organised by the Netherlands Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs, CGIAR Consortium, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), The Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and the Food and Business Knowledge Platform

In the Open Space meeting, a PPP in the dairy sector in Zambia was discussed.

  • A case was presented on the PPP between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rabobank, Zanaco (Zambia) and Rabo International Advisory Services (RIAS).
  • These partners, together with the Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) and the local dairy processors (a.o. the Italian PAMALAT), support the development of the dairy sector in Zambia.
  • The partnership focuses not only on smallholder farmers but also on emerging entrepreneurial farmers an

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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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