WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran promised during a visit to the village of Ruhiira to double the amount of food that WFP buys from local women farmers. The beans produced in this southern village -- part of the Millennium Village Project -- go to feed hungry children in the north.
Central American governments are doing a good job of strengthening their social safety nets, but need to sharpen their focus on child nutrition, a new study by WFP reported this month. Here is a breakdown of the study's findings and recommendations.
“The F-Word: Hunger in the Media” was the provocative theme of a high-profile seminar in London hosted by WFP and Reuters Alternet to explore the challenges of reporting about hunger. The event also featured a Live Blog, where an online audience could follow the debate and even take part.
A successful operation to bolster Indonesian ports after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami wraps up in July with a hand-off of means and supplies to local authorities. The WFP Logistics Support Unit trained over 232 port managers and set the ball rolling on a new degree programme at a local university.
WFP and Reuters AlertNet will gather NGOs, journalists, commentators and policy makers in London on Friday to delve into the way hunger is reported in the media and explore the challenges involved in delivering food assistance in dangerous environments. Go to Live Blog
WFP is taking advantage of Burundi's new wireless network to ensure it always knows how people are eating, how much they pay for food and where potential pockets of hunger are developing. Staff on fact-finding missions update the central database with palm computers.
WFP’s revamped Arabic language website offers a host of new features to help raise awareness about the fight against hunger among the world’s over 200 million Arabic speakers. The site will help generate support for food aid in the Muslim world.
WFP is setting up Asia’s first Humanitarian Response Depot in Malaysia in order to bolster the humanitarian community’s ability to respond rapidly to emergencies across the continent. Asia is home to more recurring natural disasters than anywhere else in the world.