The World Food Programme’s (WFP) Purchase for Progress (P4P) program provides surplus-producing smallholder African farmers with the opportunity to sell a portion of their harvests to the World Food Program for its relief, school feeding, and safety net programs. Yet to access this program, many farmers need information on quality and quantities required by the P4P program.
Through our innovative project, Ghanaian farmers can access a new market for their crops while at the same time providing valuable food reserves for distribution by WFP in times of need. It also marks an exciting shift for WFP, which, in the past, sourced all food from North America or Europe.
Farm Radio International is developing farmer-led participatory radio programs that educate farmers on how to meet these quality standards and quantity levels required by the P4P program. Through these programs, 200,000 small-scale farmers will learn how to sell surpluses to WFP and other interested buyers in the Ashanti region of Ghana.