Enabling the Business of Agriculture

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Throughout the year, EBA engages with key stakeholders from government, the private sector, civil society, and academia to ensure effective dissemination of EBA data and analysis. Feedback on EBA indicators and methodology is welcome as part of these activities, and feeds into EBA's research agenda. Please find additional details below.

  • June 26, 2017 | The Netherlands

    Findings from the Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017 report focusing on Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Colombia, Vietnam and Myanmar were presented at an event organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The event organized in Amsterdam, was attended by over 50 participants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, non-governmental organizations, and private sector and knowledge/research institutes. The launch event was characterized by the high level of interest, engagement and positive response of the audience, and highlighted the use of EBA for country-level analysis. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed interest in continuing to support the EBA program.

    May 23, 2017 | Sudan

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    The World Bank Group Country Office in Khartoum, Sudan successfully launched the Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017 report at a large event opened by Xavier Furtado, the WBG’s Country Representative for Sudan, and newly-appointed State Minister for Agriculture, HE Sabari Eldow. A high-level panel of public and private sector experts from Sudan’s agribusiness sector was asked to share its views on EBA findings and suggest ways to take forward the report’s recommendations for Sudan. The panel included the Director-General of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, the Head of DAL Agriculture, and the Chairman of Mahgoub Sons Group, two of Sudan’s leading agribusiness conglomerates. It was noted that, while Sudan has shown some progress since last year’s report, overall performance has been mixed. It was also suggested that, given the importance of livestock to Sudan’s agriculture and agribusiness sectors, greater attention be given in future reports to regulatory issues surrounding livestock as well as land reforms. Arrangements have been made for the EBA report to be presented later this year to a high-level steering committee comprising Undersecretaries and Directors-General from the Ministries of: Agriculture and Forestry, Finance, Water, Irrigation and Energy, Investment, and Animal Resources.

    May 22, 2017 | Zimbabwe

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    The EBA 2017 Report was presented at a day-long workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, which gathered around 80 key players from different stakeholder groups within Zimbabwe’s agribusiness sector, including government, private sector, trade associations, CSOs, development agencies and academia. Beyond the broader findings of the report, which focused on Zimbabwe’s regulatory environment for agriculture overall, small-group sessions were held on fertilizer, water, finance, markets and land, with valuable contributions from national experts in each field. The event was chaired by Mr. Kumbirayi Katsande, former President of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, who provided valuable insights into Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector and led a panel discussion of experts that included Mr. Tafadzwa Musarara (Chairman of the Zimbabwe Grain Millers Association), Mr. Graeme Murdoch (CEO of Kurima Gold), Mr. Bothwell Nyajeka (CEO of Sable Chemicals), Dr. Sakupwanya (CEO of the Zimbabwe National Water Authority), and Mr. Alex Bara (Senior Economist, Agribank) among other stakeholders.

  • EBA Report Dissemination workshop

    October 16, 2017 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Presentation and discusstions on EBA findings for Tanzania at a workshop organized in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA). Discussions were attended by public authorities, development partners, civil society organisations, private sector associations and representatives of private sector companies. The workshop was followed up by a quarterly meeting of Tanzania’s Partnership Accountability Committee (PAC) in which EBA garnered a highly positive response from the 28 participants gathered

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    EBA Report Dissemination workshop

    October 16, 2017 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Presentation and discusstions on EBA findings for Tanzania at a workshop organized in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA). Discussions were attended by public authorities, development partners, civil society organisations, private sector associations and representatives of private sector companies. The workshop was followed up by a quarterly meeting of Tanzania’s Partnership Accountability Committee (PAC) in which EBA garnered a highly positive response from the 28 participants gathered


    EBA Report Dissemination workshop

    October 16, 2017 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Presentation and discusstions on EBA findings for Tanzania at a workshop organized in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA). Discussions were attended by public authorities, development partners, civil society organisations, private sector associations and representatives of private sector companies. The workshop was followed up by a quarterly meeting of Tanzania’s Partnership Accountability Committee (PAC) in which EBA garnered a highly positive response from the 28 participants gathered


    EBA Report Dissemination workshop

    October 16, 2017 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Presentation and discusstions on EBA findings for Tanzania at a workshop organized in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA). Discussions were attended by public authorities, development partners, civil society organisations, private sector associations and representatives of private sector companies. The workshop was followed up by a quarterly meeting of Tanzania’s Partnership Accountability Committee (PAC) in which EBA garnered a highly positive response from the 28 participants gathered


    EBA Report Dissemination workshop

    October 16, 2017 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Presentation and discusstions on EBA findings for Tanzania at a workshop organized in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA). Discussions were attended by public authorities, development partners, civil society organisations, private sector associations and representatives of private sector companies. The workshop was followed up by a quarterly meeting of Tanzania’s Partnership Accountability Committee (PAC) in which EBA garnered a highly positive response from the 28 participants gathered


    EBA Report Dissemination workshop

    October 16, 2017 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Presentation and discusstions on EBA findings for Tanzania at a workshop organized in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA). Discussions were attended by public authorities, development partners, civil society organisations, private sector associations and representatives of private sector companies. The workshop was followed up by a quarterly meeting of Tanzania’s Partnership Accountability Committee (PAC) in which EBA garnered a highly positive response from the 28 participants gathered


    EBA Report Dissemination workshop

    October 16, 2017 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Presentation and discusstions on EBA findings for Tanzania at a workshop organized in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA). Discussions were attended by public authorities, development partners, civil society organisations, private sector associations and representatives of private sector companies. The workshop was followed up by a quarterly meeting of Tanzania’s Partnership Accountability Committee (PAC) in which EBA garnered a highly positive response from the 28 participants gathered


  • United Kingdom - Department for International Development (DFID)

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    The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty in developing countries and help their economies to grow. DFID recognises that agricultural growth is important for sustained poverty reduction and food security and that this depends on accelerating responsible private sector investment. A dynamic, commercially oriented agricultural sector in developing countries has the potential to drive growth, raise incomes, create jobs and contribute to global food security. DFID supports the World Bank Group's Enabling the Business of Agriculture project as we believe policy reform and a more enabling environment is critical to mobilise private sector investment in agriculture.

    Denmark - Employment Promotion through Business and Skills Development (DANIDA)

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    In recent years, the world has renewed its focus on issues regarding food security and agriculture. Concerns with the impacts of rising food prices, on levels of poverty and food insecurity as well as increasing competition for scarce natural resources are emerging as major challenges for poverty reduction and development. Therefore, the creation of a more productive, equitable, and sustainable food and agriculture system has become a global priority. On this background and inspired by the World Bank Group’s Doing Business report, Denmark wants to contribute to the development of a ´global agriculture index´ that can assist decision-makers around the world in developing the right environment for enhancing agricultural production. At the same time, the envisaged index should empower farmers, enterprises, and consumers to hold their governments accountable for reforming and developing the agricultural sector. Denmark is proud to being part of this process.

    Government of the Netherlands

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    The Government of the Netherlands is committed to achieving sustainable economic growth and combating poverty around the world. To that end, we believe it is crucial to invest in agricultural development and food security. Promoting sustainable agriculture is a driver for economic growth and the most effective way to combat poverty and achieve food security for all. Farmers and agribusinesses around the world need to be able to develop into profitable enterprises and for that they need a stable, transparent and supportive enabling environment. We support the World Bank Group's Enabling the Business of Agriculture programe because it can help countries to identify and remedy the most pressing legal and regulatory barriers farmers and agribusinesses are facing. Thereby, the programe is a useful tool to develop a sustainable, efficient and market-oriented agricultural sector.

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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    Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

    United States (USAID)

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    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world. That assistance does not represent a Democratic value or a Republican value, but an American value; as beneficiaries of peace and prosperity, Americans have a responsibility to assist those less fortunate so we see the day when our assistance is no longer necessary.

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