Crop: No crop specified
Geographic scope: Global
Active Countries: Tanzania, Malawi, Ghana, Mozambique
Initiated in 2002
ProRustica fosters growth in agricultural commodity markets for the benefit of all those involved through the use of partnerships. It is a global platform with a focus on Tanzania, Malawi, Ghana, and Mozambique.
Members: international agribusiness companies, banks, and consultancies (Yara International, Shorebank International, SAB Miller, Wienco Ghana, PriceWaterhouseCoopers),
international donors (International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), NORAD, Acacia Social Development Foundation, The World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), NORFUND, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG), The Facility for Farmers Access to Markets (FFAM), The Mountain Area Development Agency, United Nations Office for Project Services, Food and Agriculture Organization (Investment Center), and local institutions and governments.
Catalyst for partnership development
The platform was created in response to the lack of efficiency between private and public actors, as well as the small number of large-scale farmers involving smallholders, and existing and emergent farmers’ lack of access to commercial finance. The platform acts as a catalyst for partnership development that aids emergent farmers in becoming commercially focused and innovative in value chains.
Intentions and aspiration
To establish value chains
ProRustica’s role is to establish partnerships among specific value chains, thus strengthening and developing comprehensive and innovative strategies to allow market access for rural populations. The platform develops partnerships through a holistic approach to the supply chain and commodities, as well as through external analysis that observes the key players and actors involved, followed by an analysis of constraints and the development of a plan suitable for all stakeholders.
Arrangements and capacitities
Activities and outputs
ProRustica provides its clients with a neutral platform to design and implement joint plans, as well as access to financial facilities and skilled personnel, a comprehensive analysis regarding commodity markets, the development of communications and information exchange, solutions to obstacles, and building of local institutional capacities.
Monitoring and evaluation