Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Establishing effective partnerships with the private sector for agribusiness development
Subtitle
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 7
Author
Marlo Rankin (FAO)
Publication date
07/03/2018
Abstract
Against a background of limited government resources, public–private partnerships are increasingly being promoted as a mechanism for pooling financing, increasing efficiency and mitigating some of the risks of doing business in the agrifood sector. A recent review of international experiences found that agri-PPPs have the potential to contribute towards sustainable agricultural development that is inclusive of smallholder farmers provided collective action and risk management mechanisms are integrated into partnership agreements. However, successful agri-PPPs depend on the existence of a sound enabling environment and the right mix of public and private sector skills.