According to the report, productivity levels raised 114% in average and over one thousand metric tons of food was purchased. Document is the results of the systematization of the most recent data and learning from the first phase of implementation.
13/01/2015 – Recently finished, PAA Africa’s Phase I Learning and Results Report reflects briefly the first 18 months of programme implementation (2012-2013). It is the result of the most recent systematization of data on operations, the exchanges among the partners and the analysis carried by the programme’s coordination and field teams.
The document elaborated by the project team at FAO and WFP seeks to disseminate not only the programme’s results, but also the learning yielded so far, in order to support dialogue on the implementation of local food procurement initiatives for food assistance in Africa, with engagement of governments and civil society.
Among the report’s highlights, it is noteworthy that from 2012 to 2013, with support in accessing inputs and participation in trainings, the 5516 family farmers participating in the programme were able to produce 1861 tons of food, which represented an average increase of 114.5% in productivity. Markets were ensured for an average of 37% of all food produced by supported farmers, allowing for complementing school meals for 128,456 students in 420 schools, using 1025 tons of food purchased locally.