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SDGP Partnership Facility releases first projects

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Published on: 17 July 2020 | Changed on: 20 July 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility (SDGP) has selected 4 new projects so far; more will follow in the upcoming period. These new projects all contribute to SDGP’s main aim: to contribute to achieving food security and private sector development.

Christina van der Heden, SDGP Coordinator at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency: “The SDGP team is pleased with the policy-relevant proposals that contribute to the different themes within the tender. We have asked an advisory committee to assist us with the selection. We have selected 4 interesting and impactful projects that are eligible for a subsidy.”

New review period

Because of COVID-19, we have adjusted the official review period. We have also decided not to review all projects in the same period. More project allocations will follow in the upcoming months. The public-private partnerships contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

  • 2: zero hunger
  • 8: decent work and economic growth
  • 17: partnerships, and
  • 5: gender equality
  • 12: responsible consumption and production, and
  • 13: climate action.

4 new SDGP projects

Smart Farming, Healty Food in Bangladesh

Developing sustainable and climate-resilient smallholder vegetable production and supply systems

This 5-year project aims to develop sustainable and climate-resilient cropping systems for smallholders. It will help vegetable farmers to prepare for climate risks. As a result, their farm output will improve. The project also improves access to input and output markets and other agricultural services.

Project partners:

  • AgroTec Distribution Limited;
  • East-West International B.V.;
  • Department of Agricultural Extension;
  • Solidaridad Network Asia Limited;
  • Stichting Solidaridad Nederland.

Excelling in Excelsa in South Sudan

Providing jobs and livelihoods for youth and women through coffee
This 3-year project aims to give smallholder farmers proper jobs and higher incomes. The project focusses on women and youth in the coffee sector. The project will set up a nursery, model farms, private farms and extension services. These activities will create 190 farm jobs. Also, an out-grower scheme with 1,000 contract farmers will be set up. As a result, 1,000 farmers will enjoy the improvement of productivity and incomes.

Project partners:

  • Equatoria Teak Company;
  • FAO South Sudan;
  • Hummingbird Action for Peace and Development;
  • ICCO Cooperation.

Fiber for the Future in the Philippines

Farming of abaca
This 5-year project supports making an abaca value chain strong, efficient, and future-proof. The chain will offer work and a steady income for 5,000 farmers and their communities. Farmers will get support in cultivating, financing and marketing. The project will also link them to international buyers by organising and implementing their sourcing strategy. The government's support programme for land rights will attract much-needed investments in the farms.

Project partners:

  • Agronomika Finance;
  • Department of Agrarian Reform;
  • Kennemer Foods International;
  • Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority;
  • Woord en Daad.

Olive oil value chains in the Palestinian Territories

Innovating the Value Chain for Palestinian Olives

This 4-year project aims to create added value in the olive oil chain. By improving chain segments and empowering the people involved, the olive oil chain will become stronger.

Project partners:

  • HollandDoor Cooperative U.A.;
  • Mount of Green Olives;
  • Palestine Standards Institution;
  • Union of Agricultural Work Committees;
  • WUR – Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI).