Brazil's PAA is part of its "Zero Hunger" strategy. Under PAA, the national Brazilian government buys agricultural products from smallholders and delivers them to people who are at risk of going hungry, including children in school lunch programs.
The FAO will use $1.55 million to provide agricultural producers with the necessary tools for a successful harvest. The WFP will use $800 000 to purchase and deliver food to the needy. It will incorporate experience learned under its “Purchase for Progress” (P4P) pilot with Brazil's PAA experience.
For more see: "Brazil to fund food purchasing in five African countries," FAO Press Release, 21 February 2012.