Our work on partnership development aims to create stronger alignment between different actors within the stakeholder landscape. This involves aligning government priorities and private sector interest and creating synergies among value chain actors in order to increase our impact.
Our efforts are designed to improve the integration and coordination of investments and mobilize private sector support for local farmers, agribusinesses and public sector institutions.
We recognize the existence of other partners whose focus is on similar value chains so as to complement each other. We believe that our strategic vision can only be achieved through strong partnerships with other players.
In recent years, we have taken a holistic approach to our partnership work; one which considers the investment needs of the entire food and agriculture system. Building bigger, more strategic relationships across the value chain, this approach enables us to avoid low-impact, piecemeal solutions and unite a range of stakeholders towards a common goal.
We aim to leverage the expertise and influence of partners to help deliver lasting benefits to smallholder farmers. As such, we are also strengthening AGRA’s position as the go-to broker for transformative partnerships in African agriculture.
In our formulation of partnerships, we prioritize partners in line with AGRA’s overall strategic objectives. We base our assessments and decisions on five critical outcomes that align with our ambition to impact 30 million smallholder farmers.
These outcomes are:
Increase farmer reach
Increase farmer income
Accelerate delivery towards our targets
Unlock additional resources from public & private actors
Achieve sustainable & widespread impact by ensuring strong engagement from the private sector
We now have a strong network of strategic partners pursuing co-investment opportunities across our portfolio. Combined, our relationships are enabling us to provide a range of catalytic opportunities to around 3,600 private sector partners across our 11 focus countries. These include over 3,300 SMEs in various parts of the agriculture value chain, and 300 leading agribusinesses and service providers.
Our work in Strengthening Systems for Scaling Technologies is delivered through the following specific intervention areas: