Author:Darana Souza, Danuta Chmielewska
Subject: Rural Development
" /> Abstract: Approaches that combine giving vulnerable segments of the population access to food with support to smallholder farmers for food production can offer significant benefits in tackling poverty and hunger. Public procurement can play an important role in these approaches, ensuring supplies for food aid schemes and market opportunities for farmers who otherwise would face great difficulties in establishing advantageous commercial relations. The benefits of such approaches can be very substantial when procurement strategies are implemented in line with local food production and consumption patterns. (…)

keywords: Supporting Food Production and Food Access through Local Public Procurement Schemes: Lessons from Brazil
Date Publication: 06/14/2010 (All day)
Type/Issue: One Pager / 110
Language: English