New public-private partnerships address global food security
Public-private partnerships in agriculture are rapidly gaining in importance. To understand this emerging trend, IDRC has been working with the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) to investigate how these partnerships work, and how effective they can be in achieving development goals. IDRC and the SFSA co-hosted a conference, “Implementing Public-Private Partnerships in Agriculture,” that brought together invited representatives from the private and public sectors and civil society. Participants discussed the challenges and opportunities that arise from these partnerships. You can read more about our initiative to expand the knowledge base about public-private partnerships in agriculture in these reports:
- An Analysis of the Hidden Variables Influencing the Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing R&D and Value-Chain Agricultural Public–Private Partnerships in the Developing World by William P. Boland, University of Saskatchewan
- Meeting report: Implementing Public-Private Partnerships in Agriculture. Creating Value for Smallholder Farmers
- Public-Private Partnerships in Plant Genomics for Global Food Security by Sara Boettiger et al.