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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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.

Four Ways WFP's Supply Chain Expertise is Fighting Post-Harvest Losses

Global food production has reached an all-time high, however one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted - approximately 1.3 billion tons. Post-harvest food loss is one of the leading causes of food insecurity for millions of farm families around the world, impacting their nutrition, health, and financial stability. Here’s how the World Food Programme's supply chain expertise is helping to achieve Zero Loss for Zero Hunger:

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Post-Harvest Food Losses

One-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. By preventing smallholder farmers from losing large portions of their crops after harvest, WFP helps increase the availability of food worldwide. This is a vital step toward meeting the world’s growing food needs, and one of the pillars of the Zero Hunger Challenge. Check out these five facts to learn more about post-harvest losses.

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.

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