As part of the overall facilitation of the Alliances for Action methodology, ITC provides support to build trust and joint visions, and to contribute to the introduction and dissemination of new ideas, sustainable practices and ethical business models by establishing linkages between the local, national and global level Alliances for Action.
The ITC works with institutions and partners to foster linkages, learning and innovation by connecting all value chain levels. A4A is designed to engage with global, national and local actors and adopt a crosscutting perspective. Implementation of the A4A at project level counts on a network of ad-honorem advisers from lead firms (brands, and multinational firms), government, NGOs, research centres, financial institutions, producer association representatives and international development agencies.
ITC’s role is to effectively and impartially manage different interests and perspectives, particularly to ensure inclusion of minority groups and to put energy and resources where they can best serve as catalysts for change. The main results in implementing A4A include: Inclusive and sustainable agribusiness partnerships, risk diversification, capacity building, as well as scalability and impact at large.
The Alliances for Action on the ground like in the Caribbean are supporting the testing of the framework of the SAFIN network on agricultural finance. A4A is going to be rolled out fully in 2018 based on the successful projects in Ghana, the Caribbean and elsewhere.