Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV)

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The Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV) encourages public-private partnerships in the field of food security and private sector development in developing countries. 

With the FDOV programme, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) supports collective initiatives between governmental bodies, industry and NGOs. FDOV projects should in the long term contribute to sustainable regional availability of affordable food of good quality.

Combining expertise

The objectives are to improve the food security situation and to strengthen the private sector in developing countries, in the best interests of the overall population. To achieve this, it is often necessary to combine the innovative capacity and economic sustainability of the market, with government regulation and social responsibility.

By combining expertise, a partnership between government, industry and NGOs or knowledge institutions can be of huge value in identifying innovative solutions, efficient and sustainable business models, and the inclusive participation by entrepreneurs and producers.

Programme and projects

Through FDOV, RVO.nl executes 40 projects in 20 countries and in 9 sectors. The total budget for this programme is € 103 million up to 2017. So far, 67% of the budget has been spent.

On the website Aiddata.rvo.nl you can find all FDOV projects, that have been active or started since January 2015. This portal offers an overview of all official development aid (ODA) projects and programmes executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). You can refine your search by using filter options such as country, sector and programme.

FDOV projects on worldmap

FDOV in practice

The Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security is already successfully being implemented. Under ‘Featured’ on this page you can find an article about the project Flying Food in Kenya and Uganda, where a consortium of Dutch and African partners improve food security by cricket farming.

Watch a short film about public-private partnership in food commercialization in Tanzania or sustainable dairy farming - Dairy Village - in Indonesia. Read more showcases on FDOV as well as the Inclusive PPP's report (pdf) featuring best practices.

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