Brazil to fund food purchasing in five African countries

The Government of Brazil is providing $2 375 000 for a new local food purchase programme to be set up by FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) to benefit farmers and vulnerable populations in five African countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal.

Under an agreement signed on the 21st February, Brazil will fund the project, as well as share expertise drawn from its own national Food Purchase Programme (PAA), which buys agricultural products from smallholders and delivers them to at-risk categories, including children and youth through school feeding programmes. The PAA is a cornerstone of Brazil’s Zero Hunger strategy.

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