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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Video Blog: Partnerships to Transform Ethiopia’s Agricultural Sector

In Ethiopia, the government has been building on the World Food Programme’s Purchase for Progress initiative to scale up support to smallholder farmers. Khalid Bomba, head of the Agricultural Transformation Agency, discusses the benefits of P4P and the way forward for scaling up pro-smallholder support through strategic partnerships.

I’m a Humanitarian Air Transport Officer – Here Is What I Do and Why

As Chief Air Transport Officer, Pascal Vuillet leads operations for the WFP-managed UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Ethiopia. UNHAS provides passenger air services for the humanitarian community, enabling them to reach and carry out life-saving work with isolated populations in some of the world's most remote and challenging locations that are not served by commercial airlines. He took the time recently to speak with us about his job, the highlight of his time working for WFP, and what it takes to head operations in Ethiopia every day. This is what he had to say.  

Sustainable Markets for Smallholder Farmers

With Purchase for Progress (P4P), the World Food Programme (WFP) purchases crops from smallholder farmers’ organizations and supports them to become effective businesses. With help from WFP, other buyers bought more than US$60 million-worth of food from these farmers’ organizations, giving smallholders access to sustainable markets.

Five Facts about Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets in Liberia

After years of civil war, and the outbreak of the Ebola virus in mid-2014, smallholder farmers in Liberia face a wide variety of challenges. The World Food Programme (WFP) and partners work to support smallholder farmers across the value chain – from production to post-harvest handling and marketing.

What It Takes To Reach The Remote Corners Of Chad

Nestled in a far eastern corner of Chad lies the dusty town of Goz Beida. It's vast, orange-colored landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, and is particularly noticeable from the sky. For the thousands of humanitarian workers who travel to Chad each year, flying is often the only way to reach more than 2.4 million food-insecure Chadians and around 500,000 refugees and asylum seekers throughout the country.

How Farming Families Benefit from Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

Efforts to enhance smallholder farmers’ involvement in agricultural markets under the World Food Programme (WFP) Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme have led to a variety of nutrition-sensitive activities. In many rural communities where P4P and partners work, these context- and country-specific efforts have begun to increase farming families’ access to nutritious food and their knowledge of good nutrition practices.

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