Among the best tools available to the US Government to provide urgently needed food assistance to respond to crisis is Local and Regional Procurement (LRP). The 2008 Farm Bill created an LRP Pilot Program and mandated assessments as to whether LRP was an effective food assistance mechanism. In recent years, evaluations and studies of LRP have provided significant evidence that shows that LRP delivers food assistance quickly, effectively and efficiently while also helping to protect and rebuild resilient market systems. This one-pager shares Mercy Corps’ experience with LRP programming in Niger, providing further evidence of the importance of maintaining funding for LRP as a tool to fight global hunger.
Publication tags: Field Reports - Local and Regional Purchase - Emergency Food Recipients