7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Value chains for value gains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships to boost agricultural growth

EDD15 - Trailer - Value chains for value gains

Value chains for value gains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships to boost agricultural growth

EDD15 - Trailer - Value chains for value gains

S6
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 09:00 to 10:15

This session aims to be both informative and interactive, with exchange and debate among thought leaders and practitioners on approaches for building sustainable and inclusive agri-business models. Presentations from experienced practitioners will be followed by a fishbowl debate, designed to stimulate discussion and knowledge sharing.

The Small Farmers Big Business (SFBB) partnership’s common vision is that sustainable development must go hand in hand with the engagement of the private sector, especially when it comes to achieving food and nutrition security in African Carribean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

SFBB was founded in 2012 by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, COLE-ACP (Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee), the SNV Netherlands Development Organization, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. SFBB and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development are working together to reach this goal.

Different types of collaboration among donors, developing countries and the private sector are on the political agenda for development cooperation. The ultimate objective is to accelerate growth in the agricultural and food sector by raising the capacities of private entrepreneurs, including commercial and smallholder farmers, to meet the increasingly complex requirements of domestic, regional and international markets.

This position is in line with DG DEVCO’s, DG AGRI’s and the ACP-Secretariat’s perspective on the role of agri-businesses to promote food security in ACP-countries. Participants at this session will discuss the private sector's role in agricultural value chain development.

Learn more about the Small Farmers Big Business partnership at: www.smallfarmersbigbusiness.org/

    Isolina Boto
    Manager
    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
    Viwanou Gnassounou
    Assistant Secretary General
    African, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat