WUWM FAO Collaboration

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July 24, 2014

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) have agreed to collaborate to identify and disseminate interesting good practices and lessons learnt in any country on improvements in food distribution infrastructure (assembly, wholesale, retail including storage) of any size in urban and periurban areas.

WUWM and FAO are interested in learning about a wide range of good practices and lessons learnt related to improvements in wholesale and retail markets as well as food storage facilities: new infrastructure, relocations, as well as approaches to solve operational and logistic constraints, integration of small farmers, facilitated access by consumers, improved compliance with rules and regulations, provision of better services, adoption of new technology, etc.

Lessons learnt can also refer to interventions or practices that may have been less successful than originally intended. Such experiences can often be more instructive than successful ones.

How to participate

Step 1: Please reply by 15/10/2014 to the questionnaire available in this link:


Step 2: On the basis of the responses to the questionnaire, a number of situations will be selected by FAO for subsequent preparation of papers (min 2000 - max 3500 words) to be submitted by 31/01/2015. Authors of papers which will be finally selected will receive from FAO a grant of US$ 1,000 (per paper) to help defray the costs of producing the papers.

For more information please contact the WUWM Secretariat.