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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Smallholders benefit from conservation farming in Nicaragua

In the Nueva Segovia region of Nicaragua, P4P is supporting farmers’ organizations to utilize low-cost, environmentally-friendly techniques and technologies. These sustainable practices, which include minimal tillage farming and organic compost, are enabling smallholders to benefit from increased yields, improved crop quality and reduced production costs.

Empowering women farmers through literacy training

Rural women in developing countries often lack basic literacy skills, making it difficult for women farmers to benefit from training activities which could improve their agricultural production and increase their incomes. Because of this, in many pilot countries, P4P has incorporated basic reading and writing skills into training in order to promote their participation.

How radio programmes can support agriculture and market development

In Ghana, P4P collaborates with Farm Radio International (FRI) to provide small-scale farmers with the information they need to improve their agricultural production. Through participatory radio programmes, FRI provides farmers with voice and education, which helps them market quality crops to WFP and other formal markets. In this blog, Ben Fiafor, FRI Regional Field Manager, West Africa, explains why radio communication efforts are essential to market development programmes like P4P. 

Supporting the Ebola Response: An Interview with a WFP Logistician

Alastair Cook is a WFP logistician deployed to Monrovia, Liberia to support much needed food deliveries across the country, where WFP has reached over 43,000 people since the beginning of July. We were able to speak with Alastair about how things are going in Liberia, and this is what he had to say:

Improving links between smallholder farmers and school feeding programmes

Home Grown School Feeding programmes implemented by governments with the support of partners, including WFP, are increasingly providing assured markets for smallholder farmers. At least half of the 20 P4P pilot countries report linking smallholder farmers’ organizations to school feeding programmes. By strengthening government ownership and fostering community engagement, this should enhance sustainability.

5 facts about linking smallholder farmers to markets in Burkina Faso

P4P has assisted smallholders in Burkina Faso to improve post-harvest handling, increase yields and improve crop quality. This has enabled farmers’ organizations to market their surplus to private sector and institutional markets. Continue reading to learn five facts about progress made in Burkina Faso.

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