P4P has assisted smallholders in Burkina Faso to improve post-harvest handling, increase yields and improve crop quality. This has enabled farmers’ organizations to market their surplus to private sector and institutional markets. Continue reading to learn five facts about progress made in Burkina Faso.
Home Grown School Feeding programmes implemented by governments with the support of partners, including the World Food Programme (WFP), are increasingly providing assured markets for smallholder farmers. At least half of the 20 Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot countries report linking smallholder farmers’ organizations to school feeding programmes. By strengthening[...]
L’agricoltura familiare ha dovuto fare un bel po’ di anticamera culturale e ora che un’istituzione sovranazionale la celebra, non dobbiamo pensare nemmeno per un attimo che sia una questione di poca importanza. Per questo sarà, insieme all’Arca del Gusto, uno dei due temi portanti dell’edizione 2014 del Salone del Gusto[...]
The United Nations declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to recognise the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security.
En el marco del año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar, cuya meta es posicionar al sector en el centro de las políticas agrícolas, ambientales y sociales en la agendas nacionales. FAO publicó recientemente: Agricultura Familiar en América Latina y el Caribe: Recomendaciones de Políticas.
Iniciativa América Latina y el Caribe sin Hambre pone nuevo énfasis en combatir las dos caras de la malnutrición: hambre y obesidad
22 países participaron de la última reunión de la Iniciativa América Latina y El Caribe Sin Hambre 2025 y pusieron un nuevo énfasis en combatir las dos caras de la malnutrición: el hambre y la obesidad.
In many post-conflict countries, an atmosphere of distrust and suspicion may make collaboration among smallholder farmers challenging. In Liberia, P4P has assisted smallholders to overcome this challenge. By helping farmers to re-build relationships and grow their businesses, the pilot has been driving a shift of mind-set among farmers and their[...]
In Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, P4P is collaborating with HarvestPlus and national governments to increase the availability of micronutrient-rich staple foods. In these countries, P4P-supported smallholders have begun to cultivate Iron Beans, Vitamin A Maize and Vitamin A Sweet Potato, benefitting from improved nutrition and increased incomes from selling their[...]
Drawing from the expertise of Brazil’s widely acclaimed national local procurement programme, five African countries are piloting their own indigenous models. This small-scale pilot project known as PAA Africa, is implemented by FAO, WFP, local governments, and the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since its inception in 2012, PAA Africa[...]
In Sierra Leone, government partners, FAO and IFAD have established Agricultural Business Centres (ABCs), providing smallholder farmers with access to training, equipment and storage. Since 2010, P4P has linked the ABCs to WFP’s demand for quality crops, providing smallholders with an incentive to invest in production and taking advantage of[...]