Metric and criteria for success
• Public-sector investments in agriculture as a percentage of agricultural gdp
Proposed future measures
Private-sector investment in agriculture
· Average income and rates of market access among smallholder farmers
· Total factor productivity in agriculture, across countries
· The private sector should increase investments in agriculture to help reach the
twin goals of increasing production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030 and improving
the livelihood of smallholder farmers.
· Sectors represented by the task force plan to invest an additional us$10 billion
to us$15 billion, expanding market and input access for 3 million to 5 million smallholder
farmers, and improving the income and productivity of 2 million to 3 million women
· Investments should ensure the sustainable use of resources, including farming
inputs, and should expand market access for smallholder farmers, especially women.
from the public sector
· Governments should create an enabling environment for private-sector investment
by establishing effective public-policy frameworks and incentives and by investing
in essential infrastructure and services.
· Governments should increase their investments in agriculture to help increase
production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030, and to improve the livelihood
of smallholder farmers. Policy measures can be targeted to catalyze, de-risk, and
offer incentives for sustainable private-sector investment in agriculture and food-value
chains. Public programs should also be designed to empower women farmers.
· Government investments should take an integrated approach to strengthen whole
value chains by improving infrastructure, boosting productivity, and reducing waste.
· Policy measures, including subsidies, should encourage sustainable use of resources.
· Promote financial-services provision in rural areas from a diverse and complementary
array of providers, including farmer organizations, microfinance institutions, and
II. Strengthen national food-security programs, supported by public-private partnerships.
Metrics and criteria for success
· Number of countries with robust national foodsecurity plans.
· Number of countries implementing nationallevel public-private partnerships in
coordination with the World Economic Forum New Vision for Agriculture Initiative
and the Africa-focused Grow Africa partnership.
The realization of many of these actions depends on the implementation of robust
national agriculture and food-security programs, supported by national-level public-private
partnerships. Such partnerships are currently being piloted in 11 countries, in
accordance with the World Economic Forum’s “New Vision for Agriculture” initiative.
The partnerships can provide a coordinating platform from which further initiatives
can be launched for the benefit of multiple stakeholders, with the shared goals
of increased productivity and sustainability of local agricultural systems. The
partnerships also provide a forum for the joint addressing of risks and obstacles
encountered in this environment, and the development of new opportunities for small-scale
· Governments can enable such partnerships through strong leadership by heads of
state to drive publicprivate collaboration and action, ensuring that all stakeholders,
including farmers, are fully engaged.
· Donor agencies and international organizations also play important roles by providing
catalytic financial support and sharing best practices across regions.
· The private sector can deepen its engagement in such collaborative initiatives
and share the lessons of efforts already under way.