Harvesting a Better Future in Northern Uganda
A dramatic turnaround is underway in northern Uganda's impoverished Acholi sub-region. Residents are turning the page on years of conflict triggered by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group that displaced thousands. Today, they are home and the local economy is picking up...thanks in part to WFP's Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme. Launched with partners in Acholi in 2010, P4P has taught more than 7,000 area farmers better farming, post-harvest and business skills. By joining forces and selling in bulk, the growers are negotiating better prices from traders and building the foundation for a brighter future.