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Kenya: Linking Smallholder Farmers To Markets

Smallholder farmers often lack the skills and the knowledge to trade effectively, yet most are fully dependent on their farms for income. Through the Market Access programme, WFP in Kenya is...

Purchase for Progress Procurement Snapshot September 2008 – December 2014

The 2008—2014 P4P Procurement Snapshot provides an overview of WFP procurement from smallholder farmers.  In 2014, the first post-pilot year, WFP procured its highest quantity of...

Smallholder Farmers' Marketing Choices

Based on field research carried out in Burkina Faso and Rwanda, this paper provides an analysis of what drives smallholder farmers when deciding about when, where and how to market their produce....

Zero Loss for Zero Hunger: WFP's Work to Prevent Post-Harvest Food Losses

One-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. By preventing smallholder farmers from losing large portions of their crops after harvest, WFP helps increase the availability...

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...

Markets for Quality beyond the World Food Programme

Based on data from buyers in 17 countries, this paper confirms that in the majority of P4P pilot countries, in addition to the local procurement of WFP, there are private and public markets for the...

Fact sheet : P4P in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Fact sheet on Purchase 4 Progress (P4P) projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In DRC, P4P jointly implemented by WFP and FAO focuses on reviving agricultural commodity markets damaged...

Snapshot: P4P Farmers’ Organizations, Capacity Development and Partnerships

The Farmers’ Organizations (FOs), Capacity Development and Partnerships report provides a snapshot of P4P's engagement with FOs and partners from September 2008 to December...

P4P Monthly Updates - 2012

Every month the Purchase for Progress (P4P) team produces a newsletter, highlighting events, reports, stories from the field and other key developments in this innovative five-year pilot programme...

P4P Monthly Updates - 2011

Every month the Purchase for Progress (P4P) team produces a newsletter, highlighting events, reports, stories from the field and other key developments in this innovative five-year pilot programme...