Kenya, P4P, the WFP, plus 45 Tons of Rice.

Purchase for Progress (P4P) is a groundbreaking initiative, launched in September 2008, from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). It is designed to change the way the WFP purchases food in developing countries. It has been a WFP policy for many years to purchase food in the same country where they have operations.

The new development in P4P, is the first purchase of food directly from small farmers in Kenya. 45 tons of rice have been bought from farmers in Ahero, Western Kenya, and will be used to help Kenyans hit by drought. Although the WFP has bought food locally in Kenya for some years, it is a significant development to buy directly from the smallholders.

There is a short video available on the WFP site, showing Anne Rono in Bommett, Kenya, explaining how P4P can change her life.

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