Purchase for Progress
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.

Purchase for Progress
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.

Refugees and IDPs
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.

General Food Distribution, Nutrition
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.

Purchase for Progress
22 February 2012

Kapchorwa's first modern warehouse brings hope of prosperity to smallholders in the eastern Uganda region.

Crop Production, Livelihoods, Droughts
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.

P4P Stories from the field
30 March 2011

Officials from the Government of Uganda say P4P offers new and exciting tools to fight hunger and poverty in rural households.    

P4P Stories from the field
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.  

P4P Stories from the field
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.