The latest topics in hunger and development with the aid experts at WFP.
Dominique Frankefort, the Deputy Director of WFP's operations in Pakistan, talks to us about "Wawa Mum," a ready-to-eat food product made from locally grown chickpeas and produced entirely in-country. Frankefort says Wawa Mum is both a potent solution to child malnutrition and a boon for Pakistan's food processing industry.
Valerie Guarnieri, the head of WFP’s Programme division, discusses the latest hikes in global food prices, explaining the differences between the situation now and in 2008 and outlining what can be done to protect the world’s poor.
WFP Director of Public Policy and Communications Nancy Roman discusses the growing involvement of business in humanitarian aid and how industry leaders in logistics and nutrition are helping WFP to do its job better.
Owen Barder, a well-known blogger and economist based in Addis Ababa, talks about the impact of social media on the aid industry and what’s liable to change with the spread of internet in developing countries.
Nutritionist Mutinta Hambayi discusses our growing knowledge about the link between hunger and the HIV pandemic, particularly in countries like her native Zambia. According to Hambayi, breaking down food-related barriers to treatment is the surest way to undo that link.