About the research group
The research project ‘Partnership Arrangements as Strategic Action for Inclusive Development: Practice and Outcome’ studies under what conditions and how strategic actors can be mobilized to become involved in partnerships for inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector. To understand the transformative role that partnership can play it is essential to know under what conditions actors initiate or become involved in partnerships. What new institutions and forms of innovation and value chain governance do the various partnerships in the different contexts promote, and how do other stakeholder react? What new type of innovation governance practices, institutions and relationships do finally emerge? And what will then be the impact at the local level of the value chain, notably the position of the smallholders. Insights gained may help practitioners to orchestrate partnerships in such a way that they are able to create effective and sustainable structures for inclusive development.