P4P in Mali
In Mali, P4P aims to increase the income of small-scale farmers, especially women, by increasing their productivity and strengthening their organizational and marketing capacity. In order to achieve this, WFP purchases directly from farmers’ organizations (FOs), providing smallholders with a substantial assured market. Additionally, capacity development activities, including promoting access to improved seeds and other inputs, providing training in agricultural techniques, and linking farmers to processing units or other markets beyond WFP, allow farmers to produce higher quality products in larger quantities. A strong government focus on policies which enable agricultural and rural development has played a key role in the implementation of P4P.