Public-private-producer partnerships (4Ps) in small ruminant value chain development in India
In August 2015, a grant agreement was signed between IFAD and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to “demonstrate that the goat subsector in India has a great potential to contribute to poverty alleviation and offers opportunities where donors can partner with private sector, public sector, and producers to effect large-scale productivity improvement in small ruminant value chains in Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh states”.
The goal of the Gates Foundation’s agriculture strategy is to “reduce hunger and poverty for millions of farming families in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing agricultural productivity in a sustainable way”. Agricultural development is one of the largest initiatives of the Foundation, which, to date, has committed more than US$2 billion for this purpose.
Livestock and rangeland