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Farmers in Northern Uganda Begin Selling Food to the UN World Food Programme

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KAMPALA [ACTED News] – Under its Purchase for Progress (P4P) project, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that it would buy 154 metric tonnes of maize from farmers in the Acholi sub-region of Northern Uganda. This marks a welcome turn of events in a region that had been dependent on WFP food aid for many years.

ACTED has supported P4P by constructing and equipping Satellite Collection Points (SCP) where grain can be collectively stored, bulked, and processed. In addition, ACTED is also training farmers in post-harvest handling, marketing, and SCP management to facilitate Acholi farmers' increased agricultural production and market engagement.