WFP Activities


Nourishing El Salvador: It aims to contribute to malnutrition reduction through interventions to improve the health conditions and nutrition of children aged two and under, and pregnant and nursing mothers. Education and awareness and the use of fortified complementary foods are key components of this operation.

Nutrition Education: The objectives are to educate about the importance of a good diet and nutrition; to promote good practices in hygiene, storage, and handling of food; and to implement guidelines to plan, organize, and prepare food, in both development and emergency situations.

Joint Programme for Childhood: Food Security and Nutrition (WFP-UNICEF-UNDP-PAHO): The objectives are to create conditions that contribute to strengthening the legal and institutional frameworks related to the food security in the country, monitoring, institutional capacity building, increased production, and availability of food in vulnerable municipalities.

School Feeding and Health Programme (PASE): For the past 30 years, WFP has provided technical and financial assistance to the Government of El Salvador for the development of the School Feeding Programme. As of May 2013, WFP has transferred full responsibility of the implementation and administration of the Programme to the Ministry of Education. WFP and the Ministry of Education (MINED) will negotiate a potential new phase of technical cooperation which would be based on four areas: nutrition, microenterprise development, supply chain, and institutional strengthening.


Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation in Central America: The objectives are to provide immediate relief to people affected by disasters associated with the effects of climate change and, in the recovery phase, work on the protection and rehabilitation of livelihoods of the affected communities through food assistance programmes.

Early Warning System for Central America ( Aims to strengthen early warning systems and capabilities in Central America under the humanitarian response approach by involving local and regional actors. SATCA prioritizes vulnerable populations and those suffering from food insecurity. This system is part of the regional platform for information and communications CEPREDENAC (Coordination Centre for Natural Disasters Prevention in Central America).

Regional Centre for Humanitarian Response in El Salvador (CRRH): This centre is managed by WFP in coordination with the Government of El Salvador. Its aim is to ensure a rapid and timely response within the first 24-48 hours after a disaster has occurred. The CRRH stores food and non-food humanitarian supplies to provide food assistance to El Salvador and other countries in the region.

WFP is currently implementing a pilot project of  the corporate Forward Purchase Facility (FPF) in order to be better prepare for immediate response in emergency situations. The FPF is a pilot project that serves as a revolving fund to assist countries in the region with the purchase of foodstuffs such as beans and oil.

Regional Resilience Agenda: The objective is to contribute to resilience in the Central American Drought Corridor, strengthening food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction. The Agenda focuses on restoring ecosystems in river communities, institutional strengthening and capacity building, production systems, sustainable livelihoods and marketing, and knowledge management.

Technical Support Service for Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping: WFP is recognized in the area of disaster risk mitigation for its ability to design and implement integrated information systems and surveillance, which can serve as early warning platforms SAN approach. El Salvador has developed this capacity for analysis in recent years and is currently making it available to its members and partners at the regional level.

Climate Change Adaptation Project: The objective is to improve abilities to adapt to climate change among subsistence farmers in degraded watersheds along the El Salvador drought corridor. This project includes training in agro-environmental issues, rehabilitation and improvement of livelihoods, with a SAN approach.


Purchase for Progress (P4P): WFP is implementing initiatives to reduce food insecurity vulnerability of small staple grain farmers. WFP is strengthening their abilities to compete more fairly, to increase their incomes, to improve quality and local production, and improve food security in their own households. P4P promotes the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and good practices, and gives priority focus to the support and participation of women.

Smallholder Farmers to Market on the Road to Secure Financing and Markets (F2M): The aim is to link 75,000 smallholders in El Salvador in an interrelated and innovative way in four core markets: finance, insurance, technology transfer, and sale of staple grains to formal buyers. WFP will support subsistence smallholder farmers to increase their agricultural income and to practice sustainable and profitable agriculture, thus improving their food security, increasing their income and resilience to disasters and socioeconomic shocks.


WFP Offices
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributions-
Private Donors41,624
Threats to food security
  • Natural disasters
  • Poverty
  • Insufficient food production
  • High food prices
  • Low education level