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and Ndeke, have been built with EU funding. As policy guidance, the International Labour Organization (2000) advises that the identification and removal of legal, fiscal, and administrative barriers that tend to hamper the inclusion of informal sector operators in the modern economy would help ensure social protection, safety and healthy working conditions. The Farm Input Support Programme involves the provision of agriculture input subsidies, i.e. seeds and fertilizer. This national policy is focused on increasing maize production, improving household food security and income, while creating an enabling environment for the development of private sector input supply chains. The programme is locally managed through the District Agricultural Office, which has been entrusted to the local authority. Regarding food supply and distribution aspects, the local authority further undertook projects focused on the improvement and construction of roads and bridges to enhance the flow of food citywide and throughout the region.

Impacts of the actions

These impacts are as follows: ›› Decentralized management of food production programmes at the local level has enhanced sustainability and interaction between the involved actors, including producers, cooperatives, farm input suppliers, local authorities and the Ministry of Agriculture.

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