With the bulk of donors now giving WFP cash, not food, the agency must procure the right food at the best price as close to where it is needed as possible.
WFP's procurement offices are based at the Rome headquarters, with teams around the world, and are responsible for securing the food, goods and services needed to support the agency's mission to solve the problem of global hunger.
WFP purchases more than 2.2 million tons of food every year. At least three quarters of it comes from developing countries. By buying locally, the agency can save money on transport costs and also help sustain local economies.