Procurement from P4P-supported smallholder farmers has played an integral role in changing the way WFP approaches food quality and safety. These purchases have illustrated the importance of addressing the root causes of quality issues through prevention and early detection.
In West Africa, Purchase for Progress (P4P) is working closely with partners to develop the capacity of smallholder farmers to produce a protein- and nutrient-rich crop called niébé (cowpeas/black-eyed peas). Through training as well as the provision of equipment and improved seeds, P4P has helped smallholders engage in collective sales and access[...]
In Kenya, the P4P pilot has enabled a remarkable transformation of WFP’s support to HIV/AIDS-affected farmers. By further developing WFP’s partnership with the health sector organization AMPATH, the project has combined medical treatment for HIV/AIDS-affected smallholders with capacity development and organizational support. Now, farmers who were once recipients of food[...]
As in many other countries, the rural environment in Kenya can be particularly challenging for women. Traditionally it is the men who control land access while women are used as a labour force. Despite deeply rooted structural challenge, World Food Programmes’ Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot initiative has contributed to[...]
Like most African countries, Kenya is highly vulnerable to the impact of climate change. There is growing concern about potential stress on fragile ecosystems and rural communities, especially in the arid and semi-arid agro-ecological zones and some humid highland areas of the country.