LEVERAGING SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION (SSTC) TO SHARE RURAL DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT
About the Grant
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) partnered with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on the grant Leveraging South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) to Share Rural Development Solutions for Private Sector Engagement. The grant implementation is scheduled from January 2019 to March 2022 with a total of 14 countries in Africa and Asia Pacific benefitting from the initiative. AGRA is co-funding through a 1:1 matching grant, bringing the total funding amount to USD$1 million. AGRA, through a sub-grant agreement, engaged the International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its implementation. The SSTC grant is in line with the mutual goals of AGRA, IFAD and IFPRI, of increasing agricultural production and productivity, and improving food security nutrition and incomes of the poor. The initiative is intended to impact smallholder farmers, rural, small, and medium-sized enterprises, women, youth, governments, and development partners in the selected countries through systematic collaboration, learning and promotion of the identified of solutions for private sector engagement. Under this agreement, AGRA committed to identify, document, and promote the uptake of 40 innovative rural development solutions (25 from Africa and 15 from Asia Pacific) that resolve specific challenges in rural areas and upload these on the IFAD Rural Solutions Portal (RSP). The grant was also required to develop at least 10 communication materials and at least 10 knowledge products, 5 knowledge products, over the project life cycle, among other deliverables.
The overall goal is to leverage South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) for poverty reduction in rural communities in the Project countries.
Promote uptake of private sector-related innovative rural development solutions in the project countries to support smallholder farmers in increasing their agricultural production and productivity for food security, nutrition and income-generation activities.