Purchase for Progress (P4P) is a pilot initiative launched in 2008. P4P has successfully enabled WFP to try out new ways of leveraging its procurement footprint to promote agricultural and market development. Over the period of 5 years, the pilot project has experimented with smallholder-friendly procurement models targeting smallholder farmers in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The project aimed for an annual income gain of $50 for a total of 500,000 smallholder farmers, including women.
P4P’s activities fell into three pillars: procurement pillar, partnership and learning/sharing. The MTE evidenced that P4P is multi-faceted, which is positive as it allows different models emphasising one of its four facets to co-exist and be tested. The facets are: food aid procurement; smallholder development; market development; and Research and Development. Though the five-year P4P pilot period concluded in December 2013, efforts to support smallholders continue as WFP mainstreams key innovations and best practices.
|Location||Worldwide, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Nicaragua, Mozambique, Malawi, Liberia, Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala, Ghana, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Burkina Faso, Afghanistan, South Asia, Latin America and Caribbean|
|Value||USD 167 Million|