How can the private sector participate in PRDP?
Private sector participation to PRDP in general is to serve as the buyer or market outlet for the products produced by the PGs. However, they may directly participate in the Project in some cases.
The PPMIU may develop and implement productive agreements between smallholders and the private sector aimed at improving market access of the producers group in the area. In this case, the PPMIU will invite private sector as business partners in providing support services to the identified producers group. This is true for value chains or subprojects that are highly integrated such as cacao, coffee, geonet and poultry, among others. The criteria for selecting private sector partner could include the following:
- Committed to enter into marketing contract or buy-back agreement with the producer group
- Will undertake technology transfer on the provided goods and/or services
- Financial and organizational capability to undertake the proposed enterprise
- Established actual experience in undertaking or implementing the proposed enterprise