Knowledge for a sustainable world

Recent reviews of the performance of grain markets in developing countries, especially in Africa, have highlighted the contribution that local food aid procurement can make to the strengthening of these markets and thus to economic well-being and food security. NRI has extensive experience of the economic and technical operations of diverse African grain markets and considerable expertise in the logistics and impact of food aid delivery systems. Drawing on this knowledge, an NRI team has produced a document (pdf 58Kb) that explores the potential for transforming African grain markets by local and regional procurement of food aid.