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Food sovereignty brief n°26 : Institutional food procurement programmes in Africa: how they are changing and how they contribute to development

Since the early 2000s, institutional procurement programmes have been appearing more and more as mechanisms that can play a big role in meeting development goals such as ensuring food and nutritional security and reducing poverty. They are often used as tools to promote certain agricultural production systems, particularly family farming and agroecology. This brief will cover the rise of institutional procurement programmes in Africa, how they work, major changes they have undergone and the different players involved. It will reflect on lessons learned through different experiences in order to try to determine how institutional procurement programmes contribute to development.

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