Feeding the world poses a huge challenge to farmers. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in agriculture can make a major contribution. However, there are still far fewer PPPs than needed. Here is our database.
In 2011, the Syngenta Foundation (SFSA) and partners invited public and private sector representatives to a workshop in Switzerland. Their aim was to determine how to increase the number and quality of PPPs addressing food security issues.
The links below lead to individual presentations. For information on the subsequent meeting in 2012, see the "Ottawa" link in the left-hand navigation.
Session 1 Public-private partnerships - current perspectives and challenges
Agricultural PPPs: a horizon scan (Mike Robinson, SFSA)
Session 2 “The barriers” – what are they and how high?
Unilever sustainable living plan (Jan Kees Vis, Unilever)
Monsanto and PPPs (Natalie Dinicola, Monsanto)
Session 3 “Breaking the barriers” – generating solutions and options
Breaking the barriers and generating solutions (Ian Barker, SFSA)
Intellectual property and technology transfer: new approaches (Michael A. Kock, Syngenta)
Agricultural value chain finance (Brian Milder, Root Capital)
Session 4 PPP innovation platform – “making it happen”
PPPs in agricultural development / Current initiatives: gaps, overlaps and opportunities(Sara Boettiger, GATD)
PPPs – solutions and the way forward (Ian Barker)