Making e-Agriculture Work through Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Asia Forum Starts Today
A Global Knowledge Partnership Event
Participate by registering at http://www.e-agriculture.org/regform.html
Sponsored by Katalyst and FAO. Moderated by Katalyst, a multi-donor funded market development project implemented by Swisscontact, the Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation and co-implemented by GTZ-International Services.
e-agriculture.org is hosting a special online forum starting today 10 March 2008 on the Role of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Areas which will be explored include: The scope of Public Private Partnerships to implement e-Agriculture successfully; Understanding the major & common constraints in PPP based on past experiences and current practices; Suggestions and solutions to overcome the challenges and focus on bringing practical solutions; and the roles of stakeholders: government, private sector, and others. The forum will run until 28 March 2008.
Subject Matter Experts Participating include:
A Global Knowledge Partnership Event. This Forum is also a lead up to the e-Agriculture INDIA 2008 Conference to be held in New Dehli, India 29-31 July 2008. Outcomes will also be reported to the World Summit on the Information Society Follow-up Action meetings to be held in May 2008.
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