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1. Country Sierra Leone
2. Title (Full name) Purchase for Progress (P4P)
3. Project Location nationwide potentially
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant,  2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 5
1. Policy,  2. R & D,  3. Extension & Training,  4. Production,  5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit,  9. Seed,  10. Other ( specify below )
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6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
WFP
7. Budget
8. Project duration Start: 2008
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2012
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Increased food security for small farmers
Obj.: Use food purchases in country to promote marketing and incomes of small farmers. Food to be used in Sierra Leone WFP school feeding programmes.
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Small farmers
Sec.:
11. Project component (activities) 1. Purchase of rice and oil palm from small farmers
2. Expert inputs on international packaging of rice
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Increased food security for small farmers
2. Increased rice production and marketing
13. Inputs 1. Rice purchases
2. Packaging expertise
14. Implementing agency WFP
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems New P4P staff just arrived in Jan 2009 so first season results are not promising. Difficult for SL farmers to compete with international rice prices.
17. Person in charge Name: Christa Räder, WFP Rep e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.