Public procurement in Africa putting food on the table and improving Africa’s agricultural sector


LocalFarming.jpg“Purchase from Africans for Africa” (PA Africa) has embarked on a drive to curb hunger in the African continent.

PA Africa’s innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale family farmers.

The initiative promotes local agricultural production while also improving livelihoods and nutrition. Supporting locally produced African products can contribute towards government efforts to combat rural poverty.

PA Africa is implemented by Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal with technical leadership and expertise from Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

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