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World Food Programme Malawi Purchase for Progress (P4P): Overview
February 2010

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges World Food Programme (WFP) as the source of this document


In Mozambique, WFP is offering a concrete market opportunity to local producers and traders through Purchase for Progress (P4P) by purchasing maize and beans to distribute to its beneficiaries, and linking farmers’ organizations with agro-processing opportunities. WFP and partners are also focused on increasing productivity at farm level, enhancing access to market information, strengthen farmers’ marketing skills, improving storage and post-harvest handling to enhance quality, and reducing transaction costs such as transport and credit.

Project overview

P4P is a key element in the collaboration between WFP and partners as part of the framework of the “Delivering as One” UN reform process for which Mozambique is a pilot country. In this context, WFP, FAO and IFAD have established a joint programme called Building Commodity Value Chains and Market Linkages for Farmers’ Associations to improve the livelihood conditions of smallholder farmers.

As part of this project, FAO contributes with infrastructure and technical assistance in post-harvest handling and commodity management; IFAD facilitates access to credit while WFP offers a concrete market opportunity to local producers and traders through P4P. The government of Mozambique, NGOs, the donor community and the private sector such as financial institutions are also closely involved in the P4P project.

WFP’s food purchases take place through limited tenders for small and medium scale traders; direct and forward contracting with smallholder farmers’ organisations. Overall, around 11,000 farmers are expected to benefit from the five project.

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