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

Latin America and Asia

In March 2013, FAO’s Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS) released the first five country case studies on agribusiness public–private partnerships (PPPs). These studies were based on a series of appraisals of PPPs in five African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.

AGS is now pleased to announce the launch of seven additional reports from Latin American and Asian countries: Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru (in Spanish); and Indonesia and Thailand (in English).

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 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 case studies are made available in electronic format only (.pdf). 

  Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Peru, Thailand