Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative: first purchase from Kenyan farmers

Our readers may recall that back in September 2008 we highlighted the World Food Programme’s Purchase for Progress (P4P)initiative.

Well it would seem that the WFP has made its first purchase of buying locally from small-scale farmers. It has  purchased 45 metric tons of rice from farmers in Ahero in the Kisumu district in western Kenya.  “P4P is a win-win situation.” said WFP Country Director Burkard Oberle. “We help support local famers. The rice grown in Ahero will be used in WFP’s operation to assist Kenyans hit by drought. WFP would like to thank the Brazilian Government for its generous donation.” Read more via the African Science News Service.

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One Response to Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative: first purchase from Kenyan farmers

  1. Jeremy says:

    But is rice really the best thing for WFP to be spending this money on?

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