Now available on line! Agribusiness public-private partnerships country case studies


Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are being promoted as an important institutional mechanism for gaining access to additional financial resources, sharing risks, and addressing other constraints in pursuit of sustainable and inclusive agricultural development.

In 2010, FAO Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS) initiated a series of appraisals of PPPs implemented in 15 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The primary objective was to draw lessons that can be used to provide guidance to FAO member countries on how to partner effectively with the private sector to mobilize support for agribusiness development. Seventy individual case studies of PPPs have been profiled and details provided on the circumstances that led to their formation, management and performance to date. Particular attention was given to the identification of specific roles and functions for each of the partners, including roles in governance, implementation and monitoring. Key results of the study include identification of the factors that influence success or failure in the development and implementation of PPPs, and best practices for creating an enabling environment for increased investment in agriculture through the PPP mechanism.

Through this special Country Case Studies series on agribusiness PPPs (available in .pdf only), AGS is sharing the individual cases that were taken as a basis for the global appraisal of PPPs. We hope that this information can constitute a contribution to enriching knowledge on PPP mechanisms for informed decision making on investment for agri-food sector development.

The available country case studies are:

More on Latin America and Asia will be published soon.

  Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda