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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Purchasing Pulses to Support Women Producers

What does one bag of beans mean in the global effort to end hunger? It turns out, a lot. 2016 is the International Year of Pulses. It is also the first full year in which we are officially working toward the Sustainable Development Goals, which set an ambitious but attainable target to end hunger by 2030. An important part of this is improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers – especially women. We have found a way of doing this that also strengthens resilience and improves nutrition: buying more beans and peas.

UNHAS Expands Yemen Service

Not all airlines would marvel at the idea of landing a plane in Yemen’s war-torn capital Sana’a, let alone to repeat the feat not once, but regularly over a sustained period. But, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service often operates flights to places commercial carriers would never go. In 2015, as major airlines pulled out of Yemen citing growing unrest, UNHAS Yemen was just being activated. Almost one year later and several flights down the line, the service has extended its activities in order to better respond to needs.

Dairy Supply Chains and School Meals Benefit from WFP’s Pilot Yogurt Initiative in Burkina Faso

Through its school feeding programme in Burkina Faso, WFP provides daily meals for 132,000 students. In May 2015, a new item was added to the menu: yogurt, a nutritious, locally-produced product which is well-liked among students. The yogurt is part of a new project in Burkina Faso, which builds upon WFP’s expertise in school feeding and supporting market access for small-scale staple crop farmers under Purchase for Progress (P4P).

Understanding Smallholder Farmers’ Marketing Choices

In most developing countries, smallholder farmers are the main actors in agriculture, though they tend to benefit little from their sales. With Purchase for Progress (P4P), the World Food Programme (WFP) seeks to provide these farmers with additional marketing options, in which they can capture larger margins by making collective sales to large-scale buyers like WFP.

Zambia: United Nations Support helps Chimpili Cooperative to Thrive

In Zambia, the smallholder farmers of Chimpili Cooperative are benefiting from joint support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP). With comprehensive supply-side support, improved infrastructure and market access, cooperative members are now growing sustainable businesses.

South Sudanese Farmers Progress Despite Conflict

Insecurity and lack of infrastructure due to ongoing conflict in South Sudan pose major challenges for the country’s smallholder farmers. Alongside the World Food Programme’s emergency assistance to vulnerable populations, the Purchase for Progress initiative is supporting farmers to recover and grow their businesses and to stimulate agricultural markets.

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