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Supporting Public Procurement from Smallholder Farmers


Supporting Public Procurement from Smallholder Farmers

This report provides an overview of the ways in which P4P has supported other institutional buyers to better engage with smallholder farmers, with a focus on national food reserves and home grown school feeding programmes. It concludes that WFP's expertise in procurement, quality assessment, logistics, warehouse management and Monitoring and Evaluation can be leveraged to provide capacity development for other institutional buyers to make purchases from smallholder farmers and promote local market development while improving institutional efficiency. The paper also emphasizes the importance of community engagement and transparency of institutional buyers.