Markets and Private Sector
Development programmes and projects aim to address the many challenges faced by smallholder farmers and producers. These range from having access to good inputs, strengthening the delivery of business and financial services, facilitating access to markets, and providing timely market information to strengthen the negotiating and bargaining power of smallholder producers. Today, increasingly this is possible through a public-private partnership. The various sessions will showcase examples of:
- innovative public-private partnerships discuss innovative approaches to target nomadic communities
- developing a value-based market for smallholder producers
- different value-chain approaches
Right food at the right time - Feed people better, feed people smarter (201b)
This session will highlight efforts by the World Food Programme to maximize the nutritional impact of its food assistance programmes, emphasizing the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy through age 2. WFP is developing new products, such as ready-to-use foods, and improving fortification of existing commodities. After learning about WFP efforts to target its food interventions to ensure beneficiaries receive the right foods, participants will be invited to sample several nutritious products that WFP distributes.