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06/12/2013

AGRIBUSINESS PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

A country report of Pakistan

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. While various forms of collaboration between the public and private sector have existed for some time, there is limited systematic information available about the current experiences and best practice for using PPPs to initiate agricultural programmes.
In 2010, FAO 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 member countries on how to partner effectively with the private sector in order to mobilize support for agribusiness development. The outcome of FAO appraisals is presented in this series of Country case studies as a contribution to enriching knowledge and sharing information on PPPs mechanisms for informed decision making on investment promotion for engendering agrifood sector development.


AGRIBUSINESS PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Country case studies – Africa, Asia and Latin America
ANNEXES
In response to the increasing interest in public-private partnerships (PPPs) as an instrument for enhancing investment, risk-sharing and addressing other constraints in pursuit of sustainable and inclusive agribusiness and rural development, in 2010 FAO undertook a global appraisal of agribusiness PPPs implemented in 15 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
These annexes provide readers with direct access to the summary tables of 70 cases from 15 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America that demonstrate the application of public private partnerships in the areas of value chain development, innovation in science and technology, market infrastructure and business development services.
The profile and details of these cases act as a complementary set of resource materials to supplement the 15 national reports (available here), and an overall synthesis document which analyses lessons learnt on factors influencing the success and failure of agribusiness PPPs as well as the drivers, governance and enabling environments for increasing investment in inclusive agri-food sector development.


GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE CONTRACT FARMING OPERATIONS
Arabic version
Contract farming can be defined as an agricultural production system carried out according to an agreement between a buyer and farmers, which establishes conditions for the production and marketing of a farm product or products.
This document presents a set of guiding principles that are conducive to responsible contract farming operations. It is intended to serve as guidance for farmers and buyers engaged in contractual relationships, in order to promote good business practices and maintain an atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential if contract farming is to prove effective.
This brief is a complement to other publications available on FAO’s Contract Farming Resource Centre (www.fao.org/ag/ags/contract-farming).