Bangladesh, Oct. 28 -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reopened its fresh food corners at Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, allowing trade and business activities to resume after months of closure due to Covid-19 prevention measures.

By May 2021, WFP hopes to bring the farmers' market to 30 percent of the population at the camps in Cox's Bazar, with monthly transactions touching US$500,000.

An important economic opportunity for local farmers and traders in Cox's Bazar, the fresh food corners have benefitted both the refugees and their host community, the WFP said on Wednesday.

The fresh food corners are part of the Farmers' Market initiative where local smallholder farmers and traders are engaged in selling their produce...