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 themes:
Efficient value chains
This theme has a focus on the total number of farm holders 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.
- Sugar and Steam
- Fish Farming Value Chain Development
- Increased Maize Value Chain Efficiency
- Transforming Nigeria's Vegetable Markets
- Increased potato value chain efficiency
- Going Bananas
- Sustainable and Accessible Fish for All
- South Senegal Rice on the Rise
- Lions oignons
Nutritional value focusses on the number of people uplifted out of undernourishment. This can be done by improving food intake, improving access to appropriate food or by increasing the number of people who’s nutritional situation became more resilient to possible stresses and/or shocks.
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 number of hectares of farmland that became part of improved watershed/landscape management or by increasing the number of hectares of farmland that agro-ecologically became more resilient to possible stresses and/or shocks.
Better work and income for youth and women
This theme is relevant for all sectors in the priority countries. Its focus is on the number of jobs and FTE created for youth and women. It aims to increase the number 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.
Inclusive business partnerships
Are you looking to form an inclusive business partnership between a company and a NGO? This guide aims to give NGOs and companies guidance in conducting more productive partnerships as equal partners. This guide can provide inspiration in the form of examples and lessons learned.