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Leveraging institutional food procurement for linking small farmers to markets: Findings from WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative and Brazil’s food procurement programmes












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    Strengthening Capacities to Operate Government-Led Home-Grown School Food Initiatives in Ethiopia and Senegal - GCP/GLO/775/ITA 2022
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    Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) is a school feeding model that provides children in schools with safe, diverse and nutritious food sourced locally from smallholders. The benefits of HGSF go beyond education and nutrition to tackle livelihoods of smallholder farmers and local communities. However, building links between school feeding programmes and local and smallholder agriculture production requires adjustments and reforms at institutional, policy and regulatory levels. This includes the alignment of public procurement laws, regulations and related practices. Against this background, building on the previous experience of the Purchase from Africans for Africa (PAA Africa) programme designed and implemented by FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) to support HGSF, the project aimed to enhance the technical capacity of the governments of Ethiopia and Senegal to operate their current HGSF initiatives. The project also provided additional options for decision making on supply chain and business models, operational modalities, adapted procurement regulatory frameworks and contractual options, for an inclusive public procurement of a diversified school food basket.
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    Implementation of decentralized food procurement programmes and the impact of the policy, institutional and legal enabling environment 2017
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    Through the "Purchase from Africans for Africa" programme (PAA Africa), FAO has been providing technical support to governments for building adapted and operational public food procurement methods from smallholder farmers in the context of school feeding. The methods of public procurement fostered by PAA Africa were developed in complex contexts of food insecurity and malnutrition, presenting occasional food deficit and / or chronic food insecurity, low agricultural productivity, institutional fragility and lack of governance, with population relying on food aid to overcome food insecurity. The publication presents good practices and lessons learned along of five years of practices at different levels of support to the governments of Niger, Senegal, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Malawi.
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    Public food procurement and the support of smallholder farming
    The importance of a conducive regulatory framework
    2019
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    This brief discuss the importance of a conducive regulatory framework for the implementation of public food procurement initiatives that target smallholder farmers. It builds on the legal literature dedicated to the analysis of the promotion of socio-economic or ‘horizontal’ policies through public procurement and on the analysis of three country experiences in the context of their school feeding programmes.

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