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Rwanda: WFP to Purchase Farmers' Produce Worth Rwf 0.7 Billion

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Under its five-year initiative dubbed Purchase for Progress (P4P), the World Food Programme intends to purchase, in bulk, agricultural produce worth Rwf 741m from Rwandan farmers. According to the WFP Country Representative, Abdoulaye, Balde, under the programme, the produce will be purchased to feed about 54,000 refugees currently living in Rwanda. Balde added: "We focus on purchasing maize and beans from smallholder farmers".