Private Sector Network


The ASARECA Private Sector Network is a platform for sharing agribusiness knowledge, experiences and lessons learned within Eastern and Central Africa. The platform was formed in 2021 with the goal of coordinating priorities highlighted below.

Rationale for the ASARECA Private Sector Network

Private sector play a key role in Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) through: (i) commercializing agricultural technologies and innovations, (ii) scaling agricultural technologies and innovations, (iii) providing agricultural inputs, (iv) funding agricultural research, and (v) advocating for desired policy changes. The ASARECA Private Sector Network was established to provide a platform for the private sector in its member countries to undertake these roles in a coordinated manner.


Our mission is to create a collaborative space where private sector in AR4D share, learn, and innovate for continuous improvement in agribusiness that delivers agricultural technologies and commodities at scale, to the last mile.


Currently, this Community of Practice has over 30 members drawn from awide range of institutions shown below.


Membership Fees and Funding

Currently membership to this platform is free. However, associated platform activities are currently financed by the European Union through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme CAADP ex-pillar IV (CAADP-XP4) project as part of the grant awarded to ASARECA, AFAAS, CCARDESA, FARA and CORAF.

Further information on membership is available from

ASARECA Secretariat

Plot 5, Mpigi Road

P.O. Box 765, Entebbe, Uganda.