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The initiative is a prime example of South-South cooperation and of integrated development set to expand & nbsp; With support from the Government of Senegal, the programme, launched in 2012 under the name “Purchase from Africans for Africa,” strengthens food security as well as the economic and social development of rural communities. Thanks to financing from Brazil, who developed a similar programme at home as part of its “Zero Hunger” initiative, producers in targeted regions were organized into farmers’ organizations. FAO provided training on agricultural techniques and seeds to farmers, while WFP purchased half of what they produced for schools meals programmes.

Available at: http://www.trust.org/item/20140212103035-vnalw/?source=hppartner 

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