Capacity Development
8 May 2013

The Director of Plan International Michael Diamond and World Food Programme Representative Helmut W. Rauch signed an agreement for technical collaboration on nutrition and food security.

Focus on Women, Gender
8 March 2013

Members of the Nueva Segovia cooperative take part in the “Leadership Course for Entrepreneurship” to strengthen gender equality in the agricultural producers’ organizations supported by the Purchase for Progress (P4P) project.

20 February 2013

The Ministry of Health (MINSA), in coordination with the World Food Programme (WFP), has given technical and scientific updates to fifteen nutrition clinics and health centers in Managua through virtual conferences, delivered by specialists from WFP.

Focus on Women, Food for Assets, Gender, Nutrition
20 February 2013

The community of El Limon is located in the dry corridor of northern Nicaragua. It has  total population of 532 people, who main source of income is family farming and daily wage labourers in neighboring farms.

20 February 2013

The President of the National Parliament of Nicaragua, René Núñez Téllez, and  WFP Representative, Helmut W. Rauch, signed a Collaboration Agreement which defines the relationship between the two institutions with regards to cooperation and technical assistance on issues related to Nutrition and Food Security.

School Meals
24 September 2012

The Australian Ambassador to Mexico, Katrina Cooper, visited Nicaragua and I had the honor of accompanying her to a remote rural area to witness how funds from the Australian Government are helping the WFP´s school feeding programme transform the lives of many of the nation’s poorest children.

School Meals
6 August 2012

Matagalpa. It’s nearly 10:00 a.m. and 64 students in San Roque School, located in the mountains of the Matagalpa region of northern Nicaragua, become unsettled.


Capacity Development, Focus on Women, Food for Assets, Gender
28 June 2012

On her first visit to Nicaragua, WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met a group of women who managed to produce their own food, generate income and even open bank accounts for the first time in their lives. Cousin asked the women about their husbands’ feelings in regards to the women’s roles in a male-led community.

Cash and Vouchers
15 May 2012

Very early in the morning, three WFP colleagues and myself begin our journey to the mountains of northern Nicaragua on a winding, partially paved road. Our purpose is to participate in a celebration to mark International Women’s Day, an activity organized by women from 10 rural communities who also eager to share their achievements after participating in the Cash for Work programme.

Climate Change, Purchase for Progress
15 May 2012

Located in the mountains of northern Nicaragua, Wiwili is a small agricultural community. Winding around the outskirts of town, one finds what remains of the Coco (Segovia) River. In the summer months, it is nearly dry. At noon, although the thermometer reads 33°C (91°F), the temperature feels closer to 35° or 36°C (95-97°F).