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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) offer opportunities to achieve inclusive development objectives within value chains. By partnering directly with value chain agents, from farmers and local input suppliers to traders and multinational corporations, PPPs have the power to spur economic growth that benefits the poor. However, they can also fail in planning for long-term benefits to rural communities in development contexts.

Coming on the heels of the Global Partnership Week, a collaboration among the United States Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development and Concordia, the #AskAg Twitter Chat examined what makes a successful PPP for implementing inclusive development projects and advancing the fight against hunger and poverty.

.askag PPP evntpg - #AskAg Twitter Chat: Creating Successful P3s

Twitter Accounts to Follow:

  • Will Surman: @SurmanWill | Ethan Budiansky: @EZBudiansky | Natalie Pregibon: @ConcordiaSummit | Matthew Krause: @FTF_PI



  • What are the essential three ingredients for building successful PPPs?
  • How do you maintain successful PPPs throughout a program or project?
  • What are the biggest challenges to building strong PPPs?
  • What expertise or communication skills are essential for ensuring PPPs are beneficial to smallholder farmers?


How to Participate:

  • If you are new to Twitter, visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more tips on getting started, check out our Twitter training.)
  • Explore the guiding questions that will be discussed during the chat.
  • Join us for discussion by using the hashtag #AskAg and following @Agrilinks.