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1 Public-Private Partnerships in Smallholder Agriculture Seminar - 13 November 2013 Beyond business as usual?

2 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

3 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:

4 PPP’s: some terms & assumptions Opening Address: Joost Guijt Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR

5 PPP characteristics  Companies public sector  Poverty reduction / public goods  Leveraging private investment  Core business investments  Beyond ‘business as usual’

6 Public Objectives  Do no harm  Improve livelihoods  Improve trading relationships  Raise productivity  Greater environmental sustainability

7 Private objectives  Potential for profit  Innovate  Proof of concept  Scale existing innovation

8 Why draw in business?  Share ● Resources ● Risks ● Rewards  Continuity  Scale

9 Hypothesis vs praxis  Sharing ● Resources: leveraging extra private investments? ● Risks: real risk? ● Rewards: downward accountabilit?  Continuity: business model?  Scale: investment pathway?

10 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?

11 Coffee BreakBe back at: 11.00

12 Practical announcement  Course participants: please register during the coffee break for the afternoon sessions: 1) Visit the Campus of Wageningen UR (departure pm from hotel reception) 2) Continue discussion with Mandla Nkomo

13 Instructions for people with a tablet / iPad  Wifi code: (5x0 and 5x1)  Go to:  Click on student login  Room nr:

14 Statement 1  PPP’s are THE best way to get businesses to significantly source from small scale producers

15 Statement 2 PPP’s are only held accountable to the public donor but not to the small scale producers

16 Statement 3  Business should pay the lions share in a PPP since they are going to benefit most from the outcomes

17 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

18 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

19 Practical announcements  Course participants: please register before lunch for the afternoon sessions 1) Visit the Campus of Wageningen UR (departure 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

20 Thank you! © Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation


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