WFP Malawi - Purchase for Progress

In Malawi, WFP distributes food to targeted people in food deficit areas, refugee camps, schools and health centres. In 2011, WFP distributed 23,500 mt of assorted commodities in country. Approximately half of those (11,202 mt) were procured locally. Purchase for Progress, a 5-year pilot which started in 2008, aims at linking small scale farmers to markets by using WFP power purchase as leverage. In 2011, approximately half of the local purchases (5.126 mt) were bought from small holders. 

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