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Supporting Cooperatives to Access Markets

Date Published: 
10/13/2012
Summary: 

The following opinion editorial was published by La Prensa Gráfica during World Food Day. WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, states that agriculture remains the main source of employment and income in rural areas, where most of the hungry poor live, and where agricultural cooperatives play a key role in feeding the world. Cooperatives help small farmers and marginalized groups, as well as youth and women, and WFP's Purchase for Progress (P4P) Initiative supports small holder farmers' cooperatives since 2009 in 21 countries, including El Salvador.