Together towards Sustainable Development: Private Sector Cooperation

Tackling challenges in the global agri-food systems cannot be met through international development cooperation alone. Germany’s development policy invites greater private sector engagement to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive agri-food sector.

The reference framework complements international standards and guidelines. Only when all criteria are met is a partnership established. © GIZ/Sektorvorhaben Landwirtschaft 2022

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a globally active provider of international cooperation for sustainable development. It has more than 50 years of experience in a wide range of fields.  

Achieving the Agenda 2030 sustainable development goals in tandem with the implementation of the Paris Agreement depends on close cooperation between the public, civil society, research institutions and particularly the private sector. German development policy harnesses economic cooperation to invest in developing and emerging countries’ agri-food businesses.

 

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Sustainable production and processing constitute the primary criteria of development partnerships between German politics and the private sector in the agri-food business. © GIZ/Sektorvorhaben Landwirtschaft 2022

Yet what does this cooperation look like in practice? And which rules apply for such development partnerships? Answers can be found on the multimedia webpage about agribusiness hosted by worldwithouthunger.org. Several video testimonials from Africa to Asia, an interactive infographic and policy paper illustrate the process and added value of such partnerships.

 

Contact: Sarah Lena Jensen and David Wilder (sector project 'Agriculture', GIZ).

 

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