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Wednesday, October 15 • 9:00am - 11:00am
From Smallholders to Shareholders: Optimizing Private Sector Partnerships for Smallholder Impact

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This workshop builds on a new guide, “From Smallholders to Shareholders: A Guide to Optimizing Private Sector Partnerships for Smallholder Impact,” which details how to successfully implement private sector partnerships for smallholder impact. The interactive format highlights case studies from the guide as well as innovative partnerships, licensing and local manufacturing, marketing and distribution, extension and other forms of customer support, and financing. Registration is required at  http://www.partneringforinnovation.org/world-food-prize.aspx. Continental breakfast will be provided.

1. Speaker Presentations

  • USAID: Engaging the Private Sector to Increase Impact and Promote Food Security, Tjada McKenna, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau of Food Security 
  • Business Models: What's Working and Why?

2. Case Studies
Downsizing & Distribution for the Smallholder Market, Eduardo Mendias, Toro 
Building local capacity for Market Access, Idris Ajani, Syngenta Nigeria
Going Local: How Partnering Can Make a Difference, Wesley Meier, CTI
Making Products Affordable Through Innovative Financing, Erwin Alvarez, DelCampo 

3. Audience Q&A
  • A quick-round approach that optimizes information sharing, and provides tailored follow-up with experts


About the Sponsor
Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is a USAID program focused on finding and commercializing agricultural technologies that can help smallholder farmers. The program helps companies build profitable, sustainable businesses by funding them to launch the most effective technologies into new smallholder markets. The program also facilitates partnerships between USAID Missions and the private sector, and promotes effective business models and practices that bring agricultural technologies to smallholder farmers through its online community the AgTechXChange.


Wednesday October 15, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Windows Room Des Moines Downtown Marriott (1st Floor)

Attendees (26)