A Seat at the Table - Ensuring Smallholder Farmers are Heard in Public-private partnerships

Julian Oram, Alex Wijeratna
Fairtrade Foundation

Governments and NGOs are increasingly partnering with the private sector to tackle global hunger and poverty, but this study from the Fairtrade Foundation warns that far from being a silver bullet, some agricultural public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Africa appear to prioritize commercial interests while ignoring the needs of the smallholder farmers they claim to help – and could even exacerbate poverty.