Public-Private Engagement in Agriculture

Working group publication on public-private cooperation in policy formulation and implementation with special reference to CAADP

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Private sector investment and engagement is known to be of vital importance for the development of Africa’s agriculture. It can contribute the necessary financial capital,  integrate technological innovations and business models to enhance the output and productivity of the wider sector including ways to access markets. In form of the National Agriculture Investment Plans (NAIPs) it became a key instrument of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP).

In terms of creating an enabling environment and leveraging private investment into agriculture, NAIPs have only partially delivered so far. However, the investment environment for agriculture in Africa is improving. Several initiatives are existing at regional and country level contributing to conducive legislation, policies and service provision.

The new study featured here has been commissioned by the GIZ Sector Project Agricultural Policy and Food Security. It is identifying positive factors such as:

    • Successful institutional models of public-private engagement in African agriculture, analysis of the success factors and see which generic lessons can be drawn from these different initiatives and experiences.
    • What role GIZ agriculture programmes can play to support such meaningful public-private engagement and how GIZ interventions at different levels can be linked to improving CAADP implementation and to upscaling successful practices.