Afghanistan

Purchase for Progress - P4P Afghanistan

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P4P in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, P4P focuses on three key areas: local procurement of commodities from smallholder farmers and cooperatives; local production of food with medium-size producers and capacity development to increase food safety and quality. WHile emphasizing support to smallholder farmers and co-operatives, the programme has increased local capacity to process nutritious foods by supporting local wheat millers through market development initiatives. High Energy Biscuits (HEB) and Lipid-Based Nutritional Supplements (LNS) are also produced through collaboration with P4P-supported wheat and soybean farmers, subcontracted supply-side agencies and local entrepreneurs. Additionally, P4P is partnering with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to raise awareness about nutrition and promote fortified staple foods. WFP also works with the government to improve food quality and safety by contributing to national food safety standards and quality control protocols, while developing the capacity of national laboratories to allow for their implementation.