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Small-Scale Farmers

WFP connects farmers to resources and local markets, improving agricultural production, harvesting hope for the future and transforming lives.

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Over 50% of the world’s hungry are rural farmers who tend fields of five acres or less.

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Over a pilot period of 5 years, WFP established relationships with 1M farmers.

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In 2020, WFP provided agricultural support to small-scale farmers in 35 countries.

Through its Purchase for Progress initiative, WFP provides small-scale farmers with the training and tools they need to grow their businesses. WFP shares critical expertise in areas like improving production, reducing post-harvest loss, developing business skills and expanding access to financial tools. Investing in this kind of local knowledge helps improve the lives of individuals, families and whole communities.

Whenever possible, WFP also buys excess crops from small-scale farmers and has become one of the world’s largest buyers of food. In fact, more than 80 percent of WFP’s food is purchased in developing countries. Buying locally means WFP can distribute food more quickly to communities in need while saving time and money on transportation and storage.

Over a five-year pilot period, WFP established relationships with more than 1 million small-scale farmers across 20 countries and is currently working to expand to more countries around the globe.

Your support can help improve agricultural production and harvest hope for the future.

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Small-Scale Farmers = School Meals

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