P4P in Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, P4P focuses on increasing the capacity of farmers’ organizations (FOs) to invest in crop production, and to aggregate and market commodities. Training in quality management, storage, logistics, transport, credit access and partnership development has helped smallholders access quality-oriented markets. With WFP providing an assured market and an incentive for farmers to produce and sell more, P4P has also been a catalyst for collaboration between partners along the value chain. In addition, P4P links FOs to the government’s National Food Reserve, SONAGESS, as well as other buyers, ensuring that farmers have a sustainable market beyond WFP. Participation among women has been particularly high in Burkina Faso.