Presentation on theme: "Public-Private Partnerships in Smallholder Agriculture Seminar - 13 November 2013 Beyond business as usual?"— Presentation transcript:
Public-Private Partnerships in Smallholder Agriculture Seminar - 13 November 2013 Beyond business as usual?
Programme of the seminar 09.00Opening seminar ● Welcome by Jan Helder, course director CDI ● Opening address on PPPs, by Joost Guijt, senior advisor CDI Keynote speeches ● Mr Mandla Nkomo, country director TechnoServe, South Africa ● Ms Marije Boomsma, senior consultant, KIT, The Netherlands ● Ms Kavita Prakah-Mani, Head Food Security Agenda, Syngenta Questions and discussion on keynote speeches Coffee break Plenary debate – Statements & Discussion Closing remarks guest speakers 12.30Closure Lunch in ‘t Hof van Wageningen Roger Reuver, video camera
Key question for this seminar Do PPPs effectively stimulate new market linkages that benefit low-income farmers, or do they just subsidise business as usual? Twitter: #pppVC4D @CDIwageningenUR
PPP’s: some terms & assumptions Opening Address: Joost Guijt Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR
PPP characteristics Companies public sector Poverty reduction / public goods Leveraging private investment Core business investments Beyond ‘business as usual’
Public Objectives Do no harm Improve livelihoods Improve trading relationships Raise productivity Greater environmental sustainability
Private objectives Potential for profit Innovate Proof of concept Scale existing innovation
Hypothesis vs praxis Sharing ● Resources: leveraging extra private investments? ● Risks: real risk? ● Rewards: downward accountabilit? Continuity: business model? Scale: investment pathway?
Means or ends? Is any business engagement in development efforts worthwhile? When is a PPP useful, when not? What alternatives are there? How effective is it compared to alternatives? How cost-efficient?
Practical announcement Course participants: please register during the coffee break for the afternoon sessions: 1) Visit the Campus of Wageningen UR (departure 13.45 pm from hotel reception) 2) Continue discussion with Mandla Nkomo
Instructions for people with a tablet / iPad Wifi code: 0000011111 (5x0 and 5x1) Go to: www.socrative.com Click on student login Room nr: 429555
Statement 1 PPP’s are THE best way to get businesses to significantly source from small scale producers
Statement 2 PPP’s are only held accountable to the public donor but not to the small scale producers
Statement 3 Business should pay the lions share in a PPP since they are going to benefit most from the outcomes
Statement 4 Businesses see PPP’s as a way to subsidise their normal activities, so it is not used as an opportunity for innovation, nothing beyond business as usual
Back to the key question – Closing remarks Do PPPs effectively stimulate new market linkages that benefit low-income farmers, or do they just subsidise business as usual? Key conditions, pitfalls, where PPP are not appropriate...? Closing remarks by Marije Boomsma and Mandla Nkomo
Practical announcements Course participants: please register before lunch for the afternoon sessions 1) Visit the Campus of Wageningen UR (departure 13.45 pm from hotel reception) 2) Continue discussion with Mandla Nkomo 3) Continue discussion with Marije Boomsma Everybody is kindly invited to join us for lunch in ‘t Hof van Wageningen. Please collect a lunch ticket with us. A short report and video impression will be available after the seminar