P4P in Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone, P4P aims to increase the production capacity of smallholder farmers and enable them to access sustainable markets. WFP’s presence as a reliable market gives agricultural development partners and farmers the opportunity to test innovative approaches for improving smallholder commercialization of rice and other staple foods. Assured demand by WFP also provides an incentive for farmer’s organizations (FOs) to invest in production and develop their capacity. P4P and partners are working to improve farmers’ access to production inputs, credit and land, expanding the markets accessible to them. P4P has also been integrated into the government’s Smallholder Commercialization Programme (SCP), which focuses on improving productivity, marketing, infrastructure and rural finance.