5 February 2013
Helping small farmers connect to markets is one of the most effective things we can do to build communities free from hunger. That’s what the ground-breaking “Purchase for Progress” initiative has done in 20 countries around the world. Now in the fifth and final year of its pilot phase, here’s what five farmers who took part in it have to say about the experience.
8 November 2012
In Uganda's impoverished Acholi subregion, farmers enrolled in WFP's Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme are part of a dramatic turnaround. The economy and trade are picking up and residents here are upbeat about the future.
19 June 2012
At a transit centre in southwest Uganda, created in response to protracted armed conflict and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WFP is helping to ease lives.
23 May 2012
Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is forcing thousands of people to leave their homes behind. The World Food Programme is mobilizing resources to provide life-saving assistance.
22 February 2012
Kapchorwa's first modern warehouse brings hope of prosperity to smallholders in the eastern Uganda region.
17 January 2012
An initiative in which WFP works directly with the Government of Uganda in Karamoja has generated assets that promise to boost incomes and food security while increasing badly needed access to social services.
17 May 2011
Actute malnutrition is above alert level in parts of the Karamoja region. However, a new outreach programme is helping WFP assist more affected families with nutritious supplements and education.
30 March 2011
Officials from the Government of Uganda say P4P offers new and exciting tools to fight hunger and poverty in rural households.
30 March 2011
Smallholder farmer groups in northern Uganda have started to see the benefits of Purchase for Progress. In a region that was until recently a battleground, there is now an opportunity for formerly displaced persons to gain greater and more direct benefit from their produce.
1 March 2011
Would-be PhD student Matteo Caravani instead chose to begin a life in the most impoverished part of Uganda. However, he has found happiness amidst challenges and amusing traditions, as well as being part of a new thing that WFP is doing.
- Elimination of hunger in our lifetime can be a reality Source: The Irish Times
- Analysis: From emergency aid to early recovery in northern Uganda Source: IRIN
- Guns and hunger : How Karamoja escaped the Horn of Africa drought Source: The East African
- Uganda Leader Pledges Higher Food Production Source: The Wall Street Journal
- Hunger: harder times predicted for Uganda Source: The Observer (Uganda)
- 5 March 2015 Purchase For Progress In Uganda
- 1 October 2014 South Sudan: WFP Delivers Food for Refugees in Uganda