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Role of the Private Sector in Agriculture Education, information. Private-Public-Farmer Partnerships. Necessary conditions. Shared interest among all players Grades and standard Conducive policies and enforced regulations. Competition in between private sector players. Empowered farmers.

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Role of the private sector in agriculture education information

Role of the Private Sector in Agriculture Education, information


Private public farmer partnerships

Private-Public-Farmer Partnerships


Necessary conditions

Necessary conditions

  • Shared interest among all players

  • Grades and standard

  • Conducive policies and enforced regulations.

  • Competition in between private sector players.

  • Empowered farmers


Examples

Examples

  • Uganda rural agro-dealership network

  • Zambia and Mozambique farmers growing cotton under contact.

  • RATES program: providing information to traders to throughout East Africa East Africa Grain Council.

  • company in Senegal doing Sms information regarding markets and prices MANOBI


Challenges and limitations

Challenges and limitations

  • Quality of information from private sector

  • Can we scale these small project up?

  • Trust between players

  • Lack of resources in public sector

  • Limited private sector participation – how do we encourage more competition?


For debate

For Debate

  • Is access to information a RIGHT for the farmer?

  • Whose responsibility is it to educate the distributor? e.g. BT Cotton


Other issues

Other issues

  • Industry code of conduct

  • Worldwide trend for recognizing corporate responsibility that demands truthfulness and accountability and emphasizes long-term perspective

  • Solid commodity exchanges at regional levels


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