Client: Agribusiness Support Fund
The overarching principle for the implementation of “Support Services for Value Chain Development” component under the ETI Program is to follow IFAD’s Public-Private-Producers Partnerships (4P) model involving effective partnerships between producers, public sector and private sector. The prime development objective of the 4P framework is to improve sustainably the livelihood of poor smallholders through leveraging of public and private sector investments and access to markets. The approach also serves as a “pull” mechanism to finance business plans jointly submitted by private companies and farmers organizations in which they propose to enter into a partnership agreement where both parties take risks, invest and share the benefits.
Given that 4P is new approach to be implemented for the first time in Pakistan, ETI program felt the need to build the capacity of ETI staff and stakeholders in the start of the project for successful implantation of the value chain component through 4P approach. Mera Maan was contracted to design and conduct a 5-day residential training with the following objectives:
- Articulate the need and rationale for investing in the 4P model and methodology.
- Assess 4P linkages and how these translate into action, benefits, problems
- Evaluate the technical and financial proposals for 4P model
The training was conducted for 28 participants as follows:
- Value Chain stakeholders of ETI (representatives from potential agribusiness enterprises from Gilgit & down country)
- Value Chain Technical Assistance Team
- ETI senior management (Value chain manger, DPD, RC’s & M&E staff)
Focal persons of Agriculture department (Agriculture & Research Officers)