Institutional Framework Conditions for the Promotion of Private Sector Capacity Development (CD) for Agri-cultural Innovation in Selected African Countries | CD4AI
31.03.2020 – 31.03.2022
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC | DE: DEZA), Global Programme Food Security
Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Konfidants Ghana, Policy Center for the New South, Morocco
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number two (UN SDG 2) aims to eliminate hunger through the promotion of more resilient and productive food systems. In this context, the provision of effective Capacity Development (CD) for agricultural innovation is implicitly and explicitly emphasized in several targets (SDG 2.3, 2.4, 2A). Our stakeholder surveys carried out in four African countries on CD for agricultural innovation reveal different perception patterns toward the role of the domestic public sector and foreign aid initiatives in the provision of effective CD for agricultural innovation. Overall, the respondents of the survey tend to agree that inclusive, productive and sustainable food systems can only be achieved through more private sector involvement in efforts to integrate small-scale farmers into formal agricultural value chains. As such, the empirical findings are very much in line with Africa-owned agricultural initiatives and the aim of the UN Food Systems Summit in fall 2021 to enable a profound change of the international food and agriculture system in a global partnership that also includes the private sector.
Project lead and contact
Philipp Aerni, Director CCRS