UNLOCKING STAPLE FOOD TRADE
IN WEST AFRICA
The West Africa Food Markets (WAFM) Programme is funded by UKaid. The project supports businesses to launch innovative ventures that increase production, processing and marketing of staple crops through cross-border trade. The project provides grant funding to agribusinesses that have the potential to grow and create impact through scalable models and strong smallholder supplier networks across national and regional markets. We believe the success of food markets is tied to policy, regulatory and market realities. Therefore, our policy work seeks to engage with a wide range of key stakeholders to pursue realistic and much needed changes to the policy environment. By prioritising the increased availability of staple foods across our four focus countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Nigeria) we are boosting purchasing power, regional trade and the resilience of farmers and people to hunger and malnutrition.
- Seven upcoming WAFM-funded factories to boost fortified cereals production in West Africa
- WAFM facilitates £1.31 million additional financing to 12 beneficiary agribusinesses
- £1.2 million grant released to 9 WAFM beneficiary agribusinesses
- Kedan Inaugurates Maize Processing Factory with support of Ukaid West Africa Food Programme