Whether for profit or social motives - and often both - an increasing number of investors are targeting opportunities in African agriculture. At the same time innovative approaches for deploying aid to support farming businesses linked to smallholders are emerging. This blog provides a snapshot of who is doing what, where and how.

11 April 2012

AgDevCo features in World Bank's Food & PPPs publication

While the world’s population is on the rise, food production is decreasing, and almost a billion people around the globe don’t have enough to eat. The new issue of Handshake: Food & PPPs examines how public-private partnerships (PPPs) in agriculture can help governments feed generations to come.

Handshake: Food & PPPs offers compelling and original ideas, analysis, and solutions from industry, NGOs, foundations, and across the World Bank Group. Articles and interviews cover these and many other topics:

• Q&A with AgDevCo Executive Chairman Keith Palmer
Catalytic Capital: Powering Africa's agricultural potential, by Chris Isaac
Agricultural clusters in Mozambique and Tanzania
• Innovations in agricultural extension programs: seeding knowledge
• Warehouse financing: receipts that pay
• Storage solutions: solving the problem of plenty
• New technology for agriculture and rural development: online and on time