Purchase for Progress - P4P Malawi

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 08 May 2014 View Original

P4P in Malawi

In Malawi, P4P works directly with smallholder farmers’ organizations (FOs) to develop their capacity, and engages with key stakeholders to build smallholder-friendly agricultural markets, which the country relies on for sustained economic development. In order to facilitate the development of these markets, P4P links smallholders with the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE), enabling FOs to use the online, public commodity exchange as a marketing platform. Through training exercises, WFP and local partners help smallholder farmers develop business and harvesting skills to meet WFP’s high quality standards. After acquiring these skills, smallholder farmers are able to sell their crops to WFP as well as other buyers, and, most importantly, become competitive players in formal markets to increase their incomes and improve their lives.