France, WFP launch solidarity mechanism to tackle global food price crisis

As part of the FARM (Food and Agricultural Resilience Mission) European initiative, France and the World Food Programme (WFP) launched a new program aimed at supporting countries worst hit by the global food crisis through an increase in agricultural production and through the stabilization of food prices.

This program, or ‘solidarity mechanism’, intends to offer a platform in which the private sector could play a major role by providing food commodities, supply chain solutions, and agricultural inputs at lower costs to the World Food Programme, while mobilizing other actors, such as the Food Agricultural Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Global Business for Food Security (GFS) coalition, and the UN Global Crisis Response Group (UN GCRG).

Press release - French Presidency (in French)

Press release - World Food Programme