Strategic Consulting Regarding Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development

IP Wave

Country: Germany

Client: KfW Development Bank

Counterpart Organization: KfW Development Bank

Project Duration: 10/2011 - 03/2012

KfW has contracted IP Consult to provide – for a period of six months – an expert in food security, agriculture and rural development in the KfW’s Competence Centre for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Frankfurt.

Main Services Provided:

  • Support the development of an agriculture concept of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung – BMZ)
  • Representation of KfW during a G20 event in Washington regarding the “Containment of the Price Volatility with Basic Foods”
  • Increase in the visibility of topics regarding the financial cooperation in national and international sector-relevant forums, among others of the “Nexus Conference Water, Energy and Food Security 2011” of the BMZ and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit - BMU), the conference “Policies Against Hunger” and the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture
  • Preparation of the organisation of the annual meeting of the Global Donor Plat-form for Rural Development
  • Preliminary work for the BMZ cross-section analysis regarding bilateral activities in the field of rural development, agriculture and food security
  • Structuring of the joint knowledge management of BMZ, GIZ and KfW
  • Development of criteria for effective investments in agriculture and rural development
  • Support of the BMZ in the evaluation of sector-specific publications and position papers of other organisations
  • Contribution to the development of sector-specific position papers of the BMZ
  • Participation in national and international events regarding the topics mentioned before, in agreement with the BMZ and KfW. Evaluation of documents describing the outcome of the events and drawing of conclusions.