Republic of Botswana Agricultural Services Support project

International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Resource type:
Case studies and tools

Lack of accountability and follow up project planning is an issue that can limit many PPEs. This independent evaluation of the Agriculture Services Support Programme - a large scale farmer support programme - highlight a number of reasons why this public private engagement did not achieve poverty reduction or increase in smallholder agricultural activity. One project outcome was to foster a better enabling environment for smallholder agriculture development, yet administrative issues and political economy challenges interrupted success. There are lessons in here for public private engagements that focus on agriculture commercialisation.

This resource presents evidence or data but has not been peer reviewed