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Support cooperatives to access markets

Date Published: 
10/13/2012
Summary: 

The following opinion editorial appeared in La Prensa Gráfica in the frame of World Food Day. Mrs. Ertharin Cousin, WFP executive director refers as agriculture remains the main source of employment and income in rural areas, where most of the poor and hungry people in the world, rural agricultural cooperatives play a vital role in feeding the world. Cooperatives support small farmers and marginalized groups, as well as youth and women, who united their efforts to give them more purchasing and negotiation. Purchase for Progress Initiative is conducted by WFP since 2009. It has been an experience with successful results in 21 countries in the world including El Salvador.