Purchase for Progress
As the world's largest humanitarian agency, WFP is a major staple food buyer. In 2010, WFP bought US$1.25 billion worth of food commodities - more than 80 percent of this in developing countries. WFP buys locally in developing countries when its criteria of price, quality and quantity can be met. P4P is a logical continuation of this local procurement with the intent to achieve a higher developmental gain with WFP's procurement footprint by buying increasingly in a smallholder-friendly way.
It is envisioned that in the wake of WFP purchasing in a more smallholder-friendly way, other buyers of staple commodities including Governments and the private sector will also increasingly be able to buy from smallholders.
Learn more at http://www.wfp.org/purchase-progress