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Food Factor Podcast

  The latest topics in hunger and development with the aid experts at WFP.

 

 

 

What Big Companies Bring To The Fight Against Hunger

Former CEO of TNT, Peter Bakker, explains why the Dutch logistics giant has thrown its weight behind the fight against hunger. Bakker explains what big companies bring to the table and why a commitment to solving the world’s problems has become an essential part of doing business.

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The View From Mogadishu

In this episode, WFP Public Information Officer David Orr joins us from Mogadishu where thousands of people are arriving from famine-plagued southern Somalia. Orr talks about the challenges faced by aid workers as they struggle to assist mounting numbers of hungry in a city gripped by years of conflict.

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How Far Have We Come On Nutrition?

In this episode, we speak with influential nutritionist Patrick Webb about the nutritional advances in food aid over the past 50 years and how they've changed the way we think about hunger. While there may be no silver bullet in the fight against malnutrition, Webb says our growing arsenal of tools and understanding has brought us a long way.

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Cash & Vouchers: Something Else For The Toolbox

How does it work exactly when a food aid agency gives people cash instead of food? And what about vouchers? WFP's Annalisa Conte answers these questions and more, explaining why WFP is planning to use these options more in the future and in what circumstances they are a valid tool.

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Gadgets Get Better Data From The Field

Mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices are making it easier than ever to gather reliable information from the field and process it quickly. George Mu'ammar, from WFP’s Vulnerability Assessment Unit, talks about the gadgets WFP is using and how they’re changing the work of food security analysts.

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