Sunday, February 07, 2010

Markets Made More Accessible to Small Agricultural Farmers

In 2008, the United Nation's World Food Programme initiated a 5 year project aimed at increasing the purchasing power of small agricultural farmers in 21 pilot countries.

With the help of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and the government of Belgium this aggressive program seeks to improve market conditions for agricultural farmers, the majority of whom are women. This program will allow them to produce food surpluses and sell them at a fair market price in order to increase their incomes.

To learn more about this and other programs being initiated under the World Food Programme go to their website:

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: World Food Programme