WFP Staff In Ecuador And Colombia Share Experiences Of Assisting Refugees

Ecuador hosts the largest recognized refugee population in the region due to the large numbers of Colombians fleeing violence. WFP works with the governments of Ecuador and Colombia to provide food assistance to these people living along the border. Recently WFP staff working in Colombia met with WFP staff in Ecuador to exchange experiences on how to improve food and nutrition security to help displaced people and refugees rebuild their lives. Read more

 

 

 

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WFP recognized with award in truck fleet management

At the recent 2015 Fleet Forum Annual Conference, WFP’s Afghanistan team was recognized with an award for their achievements in delivering food to hard-to-reach locations – thanks to efficient and effective management of WFP-owned trucks.

Aspiring Humanitarians in Nepal

In the aftermath of the recent Nepal earthquake, a group of six local women found their way to WFP's Humanitarian Staging Area in Kathmandu, determined to support the humanitarian operation in any way they could. With a little luck, plenty of determination and the guidance of a seasoned logistician, it wasn't long before the women were managing stocks, driving forklifts and doing just what they came to do.

5 Facts about Connecting Farmers to Markets in Zambia

Smallholder farmers account for 90 percent of national maize production in Zambia. However, small-scale farmers face a great deal of challenges accessing formal markets. Most are located in remote rural areas with poor infrastructure – especially roads – and little access to important price information. The World Food Programme (WFP) Purchase for Progress (P4P) project supports farmers to overcome these challenges by providing them with access to crucial resources and encouraging them to work together in farmers’ organizations.

How Did WFP Logistics Rise To The Challenges Of 2014?

The World Food Programme (WFP) faced an unprecedented number of large-scale emergencies in 2014, from the ongoing crises of Syria and South Sudan to the multiple challenges of the Ebola response.

Five Ways Logistics Is Going Green

The World Food Programme (WFP) relies on its logistics capacity to reach an average of 80 million people each year. While speed and planning are essential, WFP is also committed to environmentally sustainable operations wherever possible. Below are five key ways that WFP's logistics is going green.

Government of Guatemala Builds on Lessons Learned from P4P

In Guatemala, WFP is supporting the Government to institutionalize and integrate the P4P approach on a national level. Lessons learned and best practices from the pilot period are being used to increase the capacity of government institutions to carry out pro-smallholder procurement, enhance gender equity and improve quality control and post-harvest handling.

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