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Feed the Future is looking to partner with private sector companies that:

  • Work in an area pertinent to improving food security, resilience and nutrition, from farm to fork
  • Work or want to work in Feed the Future countries and target value chains
  • Can bring new resources that meet minimum resource requirements (typically $250,000 or more)
  • Bring a win-win mentality to achieving business and development goals

Given our focus on development, we are looking for partners who demonstrate a long-term commitment to the economic viability of the project beyond our support. A partnership may be right for you if you are interested in creating a public good by leveraging your knowledge and experience in the private sector. Strong partnerships aim to bolster capacity in developing countries by transferring technical expertise and by establishing ongoing relationships with a breadth of organizations, here and abroad.

Partnerships work when you are able to bring significant resources to the project, invest time in co-designing a project and learning how best to partner with the government, and adhere to government regulations and policies. If your project requires a tight, fixed schedule or the project goals don’t align with our objectives, a partnership might not be a good fit.

How Does A Partnership Work

  1. Exploration A potential private sector partner reaches out to inquire about initiating a partnership with us.
  2. Partnership Design The potential private sector partner may modify an existing program or develop a new one. If public and private partners find that their goals align, they may sign a partnership agreement, outlining the type of partnership and the project. This process may take 6 months to a year.
  3. Governance All partners involved on a project formalize the relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. This assures that all parties have a common expectation for performance, roles, and responsibilities.
  4. Implementation To ensure progress once the project is underway, partners generally review the work plan annually to make adjustments as needed and realign priorities. Partnerships generally last two to five years.
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation The U.S. Government provides robust monitoring and evaluation on all Feed the Future projects, including partnerships. This keeps all participants accountable to the goals of the partnership and measures whether we are achieving results.

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