16 February 2015
Empowering women is the first step towards a world with zero hunger. In Ecuador, rural women are still a step behind. Helping women advance is a strategic move that assists them claiming their rights and also helps fight malnutrition.
4 February 2015
Women living in the canton of Pimampiro north of Quito are taking action. After attempting to sell food grown in their home gardens, they soon saw that there existed few formal market opportunities in their communities and realized that they faced many challenges. The following article tells the story of a group of organized and united women farmers who created a space for themselves in their local market and who now provide food for WFP’s assistance programmes.
17 December 2014
Jazmin is a Colombian refugee in the Ecuadorian northern border receiving WFP assistance. Her story is part of the exhibit “Family Meal: What brings us together”. The exhibit, displayed in several European cities, shows the impact of WFP’s work with funding from the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission (ECHO) on families around the world.
31 October 2014
On October 19, the UN celebrated Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day by organizing an event with healthy activities for families at El Ejido Park in Quito. The event was held by WFP and local, national, and international partners, as well as smallholder women farmers from rural areas of Ecuador who have formed associations to work together, reduce costs, and improve access to markets. At the event, information regarding rural women, their importance in agricultural production, and the ways in which people in cities can support them, such as purchasing their fresh and healthy products, was shared with the public.
15 August 2014
Panamanian national, Leica Cousins, has been working in the humanitarian sector for more than 10 years, the majority of which have been with WFP at the Regional Bureau in Panama City, Panama.
13 August 2014
Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.
In all of Ecuador, six out of ten women have reported domestic abuse at some point in their lives. However, the statistic rises to 68% among rural indigenous women.
11 August 2014
World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19th around the world. It was on this day in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. On World Humanitarian Day we remember those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and pay tribute to those that are making a difference through their hard work and sacrifice. These are our WFP humanitarian heroes changing lives in Ecuador.
21 July 2014
As Ecuador further modernizes, it may be able to find stable ground by drawing upon knowledge from its past. The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.
16 July 2014
There is often the misconception that hunger and malnutrition refer to the same condition. While the two often go hand-in-hand there are significant differences. With the assistance of The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) we are hoping to break this common misconception. Read on for 11 myth busting facts about malnutrition and examples of how WFP is tackling it in Latin America.
10 June 2014
Active in Ecuador since 1964, WFP has proven expertise in supporting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations, managing emergencies, empowering women, protecting the environment and developing national and local systems and capacities in food assistance programmes. It has supported direct food interventions, including school feeding, assistance for production systems, reforestation and nutrition programmes. WFP’s goal in Ecuador is to be an innovative partner, support government policies and priorities, contribute to food sovereignty, food and nutrition security of vulnerable people, and gender equality.
- Rural women's work recognized as motor of world development Source: El Comercio
- Training helps build capacities in Esmeraldas Source: La Hora
- Authorities Celebrate World Humanitarian Day Source: La Hora (Ecuador)
- Strengthening Food Security through Ancestral Knowledge Source: the Huffington Post
- UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Strengthening Food Security through Ancestral Knowledge Source: Huffington Post blog
- 15 October 2014 WFP And The EU: Pushing For Zero Hunger Together
- 26 September 2014 Refugees Don't Need to Worry about Their Next Meal
- 25 April 2014 Charley Anderson sings for women’s rights in Ecuador