#ifadgc - The secret is out: Successful partnerships thrive on shared benefits

From IFAD social reporting blog Thu Feb 14 2013, 16:51:00

Panel on the secrets of successful partnerships. ©IFAD/Amedeo Paglione

ROME, Italy - If a single thread has run through the discussions at the 36th Session of the IFAD Governing Council, which wraps up in Rome today, it's this: Effective partnerships between private-sector companies and small-scale farmers and fishers are not social programmes. They are business relationships based on mutual interests and shared benefits.

That point was especially evident at yesterday's panel on secrets of successful partnerships. Participants in the panel recounted their direct experiences with smallholder producers who have organized themselves into cooperatives, thereby expanding their operations and increasing market access.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Egypt:   Govt Blocks More Than 21 Websites (press release)
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
25 May 2017

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemns the Egyptian government's blocking 21 websites Monday night, for allegedly "inciting extremism or supporting terrorism", charges that ... [read more]

Libya/Egypt:   Tripoli Hold Zamalek (news)
The Herald
24 May 2017

Five-time African champions Zamalek were held to a surprise goalless draw by Al Ahli Tripoli in a CAF Champions League Group B encounter in Tunisia last night. The Libyan side have to play their ... [read more]

Egypt:   'Egypt Involved in Darfur Attacks' - Al Bashir (news)
Radio Dabanga
23 May 2017

President Omar Al Bashir officially accused Egypt of involvement in the fighting in areas in North and East Darfur states on Sunday. The Sudanese president addressed veterans of the Sudan Armed Forces ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!