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Background to SDGP programme

The SDGP programme is a comprehensive facility. A major part of the SDGP are the tender calls. The first tender (2018/2019) was aimed at stimulating private sector development and improving food security in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs). Subsidies are awarded to 18 partnerships between government organisations, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge institutions, subdivided in 4 theme’s:

Efficient value chains

This theme has a focus on the total number of farmholders reached which increase productivity and income. This can be done in all sectors (not just the agricultural sector). This is possible for example by improving access to input and/or output markets or by making farming enterprise more resilient to possible stresses.

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Nutritional value

Nutritional value focusses on the amount of people uplifted out of undernourishment. This can be done by improving food intake, improving acces to appropriate food or by increasing the amount of people who’s nutritional situation became more resilient to possible stresses and/or shocks.

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Circular economy in the agricultural sector

This theme is focussed on the number of hectares of farmland converted to sustainable use. This can be done by increasing the amount of farmland used more eco-efficiently, increasing the amount of hectares of farmland that became part of improved watershed/landscape management or by increasing the the number of hectares of farmland that agro-ecologically became more resilient to possible stresses and/or shocks.

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Better work and income for youth and women

This theme is relevant for all sectors in the priority countries. Its focus is on the amount of jobs and FTE created for youth and women. It aims to increase the amount of production workers in sustainable production practices. This can be done by increasing the number of land and factory workers with improved labour conditions in accordance with international agreements (male/female) or by increasing the number of land and production workers with improved working techniques and conditions.

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