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22 August 2014

Joining the Risk Management Secretariat and the Quinindé Municipality, WFP celebrated World Humanitarian Day and recognized the valiant efforts of two heroes from the Esmeraldas Province. In the ceremony, WFP represented the United Nations Team.


18 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.


18 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 Programme (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.


3 July 2014

In WFP’s Climate Change Atlas which was launched earlier this year, the Papallacta area as well as 398 other communities in Ecuador, appear as vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change, including potential disasters and food insecurity. According to WFP, “Climate change increments the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, such as droughts, floods, grail, snow storms, freezing temperatures and glacier retreat”.


14 March 2014

March 9 - In the Province of Imbabura, Ecuadorian families are receiving food distributed by WFP in return for the protection of their water sources.  Each household earns one liter of oil, 6 kilos of rice and 3 kilos of lentils, three times a year, for maintaining 80 square meters of land in which ‘firewall’ trails have been created as a precautionary measures to prevent fires.

 


25 February 2014

Motivated, in part, by a desire to curb growing budget deficits, many countries are replacing broad subsidies with policies aimed more directly at the needy. But what form should the targeted aid take? A new paper* by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a think-tank, suggests that might have been a mistake. The authors analysed the results of an experiment conducted by the World Food Programme in Ecuador in 2011, which compared handouts of food, cash and vouchers—all conditional on attending nutrition classes.


24 February 2014

Motivated, in part, by a desire to curb growing budget deficits, many countries are replacing broad subsidies with policies aimed more directly at the needy. But what form should the targeted aid take? A new paper* by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a think-tank, suggests that might have been a mistake. The authors analysed the results of an experiment conducted by the World Food Programme in Ecuador in 2011, which compared handouts of food, cash and vouchers—all conditional on attending nutrition classes..
 


13 September 2013

After the first delivery of 200 fresh food baskets, the Santa Elena Provincial Government and WFP will continue with the food delivery timetable. The official ceremony marking the project's start will take place on September 12 at 2 o'clock in the community of San Antonio; WFP Representative and the Provincial Prefect will attend. Families from San Antonio, Cadeate and Libertador Bolívar communities in Manglaralto will receive a total of 119 fresh food baskets.


27 February 2013

[News Article In Spanish].In February 2013 the Imbabura Provincial Government published several articles in its electronic media on joint work with the World Food Programme to improve the food and nutrition security of Colombian refugees living in Imbabura and the most vulnerable Ecuadorian families in the host communities. A new modality links local purchases from small-scale farmers associations to social safety nets, including complementing school meals. These efforts are possible thanks to donations by USAID, Canada, Brazil and Luxembourg.


3 October 2012

[News Article in Spanish] KFC joins the World Food Programme in Ecuador to fight children malnutrition in Esmeraldas. KFC hopes to raise US$120,000 in Ecuador to contribute in the fight against malnutrition in Esmeraldas, a vulnerable area. According to national data, chronic malnutrition affects 26 percent of Ecuadorian children under five years of age. Willing to do act in order to change this, KFC joined the World Hunger Relief campaign (World Food Programme) four years ago.