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Impact of WFP Local and Regional Food Procurement on Markets, Households and Food Value Chains

Over 75 percent of all World Food Programme (WFP) food is purchased in developing countries, potentially affecting both commodity quality and prices on local markets. This study, carried out by the Michigan State University (MSU), examines the impact of WFP’s Local and Regional Procurement of food aid (LRP) on households and markets. It focuses on four countries and commodities where WFP LRP has had a meaningful share of the market: maize in Uganda and Mozambique, beans in Ethiopia, and High Energy Protein Supplements (HEPS) in Ethiopia and Malawi