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P4P partners gather in El Salvador to take stock of progress

More than 20 public and private sector institutions have gathered in San Salvador to review the progress achieve by Purchase for Progress (P4P) in the country and share experiences at a two-day workshop hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and WFP.

During the event, entitled "Smallholder agriculture, its profitability and access to markets", private and public institutions will focus on how best to coordinate a wide range of interventions to support smallholder farmers to access formal agricultural markets in a sustainable and profitable way.

Among those taking part are representatives from: P4P in other countries,  central and local government, the United Nations, private sector, domestic financial institutions, Salvadorean farmers’ associations, NGOs and donor countries.

The meeting can be followed live online through the El Salvador Nutrinet website

Discussions start on Tuesday 20 April at 8.30 CDT (GMT -6).

Today, P4P has reached about 2, 500 small producers from 13 farmers and producers associations in El Salvador.  In the future, this initiative intends to benefit about 8,000 farmers from 20 associations, who will receive technical assistance in how to improve and increase production and access new markets as well as strengthening their performance in traditional markets.