How Can the Public and Private Sector Work Together to Ensure More Sustainable Farming for Smallholder Farmers? - A Study of Public-Private Partnerships
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The future of the world s food systems is at risk, and there is an urgent need to tackle these issues before there are not enough resources to feed the world s population. In order to do so, the public and private sector need to work together, and ensure that all the players in the agricultural sector are included, especially smallholder farmers. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were implemented in 2015, can work as a great motivation for businesses and governments in facing these issues, as they act as a handbook both to ensure that food is sustainably grown, as well as encourage cooperation. If being done properly, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can work as a great method to ensure that farmers, especially in developing countries, gain access to the knowledge, technology, and financial means they need to be more efficient in their farming practices and increase the quality of their products. This study seeks to investigate success factors and limitations of current PPPs in the agriculture sector, which has been done through interviews of partners that were formerly, or are currently, involved in PPP, analysis of texts and documents on the experiences and potential benefits of PPPs has, as well as a SWOT analysis to gain a better understanding of the current state of PPPs as well as understanding the potential for the future. As a result of this, a best practice has been developed, which can work as a guideline for future PPP projects in the sector.