Highlights from #AskAg Twitter chat about creating successful PPPs for inclusive development

PPP experts meet online with Agrilinks during Global Partnerships Week 2015

This #AskAg Twitter Chat, which explored public-private partnerships, came on the heels of Global Partnership Week, a collaboration among the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Concordia. Through this chat, participants built upon existing conversations and examined factors that contribute to successful public-private partnerships for implementing inclusive development projects.

This month’s experts included Will Surman of CropLife International,¬†Ethan Budiansky of the World Cocoa Foundation, Natalie Pregabon of Concordia, and Matthew Krause of Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation.

The chat explored the following questions:

  • Why develop PPPs within agricultural value chains?
  • How do you initiate and/or build successful PPPs?
  • What are the biggest challenges to building strong PPPs?
  • How do you ensure communications across diverse stakeholders within PPPs?
  • What are the benefits and/or impacts of PPPs for smallholder farmers?

Resources highlighted by experts and participants are compiled on this website.

Moreover, the second annual State of Global Partnerships Report includes the most innovative and scalable PPPs across the American State Department, that aims to strengthen and deepen U.S. diplomacy and development around the world. The report features 12 partnerships in a calendar format, as well as new partnerships to watch. Read the full report here.