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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P4P improves links between small-scale farmers and school feeding programmes

Home Grown School Feeding programmes implemented jointly by WFP and host governments are increasingly providing assured markets for small-scale farmers supported by P4P. At least 10 of the 20 P4P pilot countries report linking small-scale farmers to school feeding programmes. By strengthening government ownership and fostering community engagement, this enhances the sustainability of interventions.

5 facts about linking smallholder farmers to markets in Burkina Faso

P4P has assisted smallholders in Burkina Faso to improve post-harvest handling, increase yields and improve crop quality. This has enabled farmers’ organizations to market their surplus to private sector and institutional markets. Continue reading to learn five facts about progress made in Burkina Faso.

Combatting Malaria in Zambia, One Mosquito Net at a Time

During 2013 and 2014, the Government of Zambia is undertaking the mass distribution of nearly nine million insecticide-treated mosquito nets, distributing to all provinces across the country. Working together with donors, the UN community, faith-based organizations, civil society, and the private sector, all of the country's ten provinces will be covered. 

P4P promoting increased access to micronutrient-rich crops

In Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, P4P is collaborating with HarvestPlus and national governments to increase the availability of micronutrient-rich staple foods. In these countries, P4P-supported smallholders have begun to cultivate Iron Beans, Vitamin A Maize and Vitamin A Sweet Potato, benefitting from improved nutrition and increased incomes from selling their produce, which is then used as seed or in school meals programmes.

P4P Liberia: Building relationships and growing businesses

In many post-conflict countries, an atmosphere of distrust and suspicion may make collaboration among smallholder farmers challenging. In Liberia, P4P has assisted smallholders to overcome this challenge. By helping farmers to re-build relationships and grow their businesses, the pilot has been driving a shift of mind-set among farmers and their communities. 

P4P supporting farmers’ cooperatives for sustainable growth

The 20th International Day of Cooperatives was celebrated on 5 July, 2014, emphasizing the important role which cooperatives play in sustainable development. Cooperatives are powerful tools which can be utilized by smallholder farmers to participate in formal markets. Because of their ability to organize farmers, P4P has used farmers’ organizations as an entry point, supporting smallholders to better access financial services, agricultural inputs, and equipment, and aggregate and market crops. According to FAO, one of the key organizers behind the International Day of Co-operatives: “cooperatives and producer organizations can play a key role in rural development and building a food secure world for all.” 

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