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Implementation of decentralized food procurement programmes and the impact of the policy, institutional and legal enabling environment










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    Strengthening sector policies for better food security and nutrition results. Public Food Procurement
    Policy Guidance Note No. 11
    2018
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    This policy guidance note is part of a series that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partners are producing to support policy makers address the food security and nutrition situation in their country. Each note provides guidance on how to sharpen the focus of sector policies in order to achieve sustainable food security and nutrition outcomes. By supporting countries to formulate and adopt policies and programmes to eradicate hunger and attain food security, FAO contributes towards its Strategic Programme 1: help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Public procurement has been commonly used as a tool to pursue social, economic and environmental outcomes. Governments in all parts of the world use their market power to drive different policy goals. In a similar vein, public food procurement can also be an instrument to foster agricultural development by directing government food demand to domestic suppliers, particularly smallholder farmers. This guidance note provides a stepwise approach to guide the design and implementation of public food procurement programmes based on best practices found in the existing literature. It focuses on ways to foster stronger links between public food procurement, smallholder livelihoods and food security and nutrition.
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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 2017
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    Institutional food procurement programme (IFPPs) refers to initiatives that are designed to link demand for food from institutions such as school, hospitals and school feeding programmes to broader development objectives. In developing countries, IFPPs are increasingly viewed as approaches that facilitate the integration of small farmers into formal food systems. This publication shares lessons from the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Purchase for Progress pilot initiative (P4P) and Brazil’s National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) and the Public Food Procurement Programme (PAA), with insights on the policy and institutional reforms required for developing and implementing institutional food procurement programmes. In analyzing the needs and constraints of buying institutions and small suppliers, the publication also provides practical guidance on tools and capacity building priorities required to build strong institutional food procurement programmes. The analysis culmin ates in a programmatic framework to support the public sector shape and implement IFPPs.
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    Institutional food procurement programmes 2017
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    This one pager summarizes a study on the targeting system adopted in Senegal for implementing food purchases using procurement preferential treatment for small-scale family farming food outputs. The study provide a detailed description of the selection of farmers producing rice in the Kédougou region and discusses how it influenced the performance of food purchases and compliance of contracts. The ultimate aim is to raise elements for the policy debate and research on challenges and opportunitie s to focus public procurement on poor and vulnerable farmers.

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