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Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC Global Programme Food Security

GPFS Marylaure Crettaz www.sdc-foodsecurity.ch

Food, Farmers and Markets


The changing role of the international community A donor perspective

GDPRD, AGA The Hague January 2013

Food, Farmers and Markets

in recent publications

On Common Ground
1. Support the design and implementation of regulatory frameworks for responsible investments in agriculture Mobilise private sector and encourage public-private partnerships to achieve food security and reduce food losses and waste Strengthen womens economic empowerment and womens central role in the food supply chain and in nutrition Attract youths interest through market-oriented and ICTsupported rural opportunities

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Challenges ahead for donor agencies


1. Maintain role of facilitator to improve inclusion of smallholder farmers within market and innovation systems Promote innovative approach in improving smallholders access to land and other resources; to information and knowledge; to rural finance Engage simultaneously with key stakeholders : strengthening farmers skills and capacities, dialogue with government for an enabling environment and partner with the private sector

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Recommendations from a SDC view


1. 2. Strengthen farmers capacities in linking with markets Improve services adapted to smallholders needs and to an evolving environment Support a conducive environment at national and regional level

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=>Trend to set-up private sector development projects in agriculture according to the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach.

For more information

http://www.accessagriculture.org http://www.m4phub.org/