News release
Capacity Building
17 September 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, today signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas.

Capacity Building, Climate Change, National Capacity, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
25 June 2014

Quito – Mario and Patricio Pillajo’s book about plants of the Andes titled “Plantas de la Cordillera Andina”, containing the description and traditional uses of two hundred species, was presented yesterday to the Pichincha Provincial Government.  The book is a compilation of plants growing in the Cayambe and Pedro Moncayo cantons in the province of Pichincha, and the canton of Papallacta in the Napo province. Their work was published with the support of the Pichincha Provincial Government and the World Food Programme (WFP).

22 April 2014

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities. 

Cash and Vouchers, Capacity Building, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Nutrition, Procurement
16 December 2013

QUITO.– Colombian asylum seekers crossing the Ecuadorian border face difficult conditions: Most have nothing left but the clothes they are wearing. To meet their basic needs and promote their integration in Ecuadorian communities, the World Food Programme (WFP) carries out a humanitarian operation that provides the most vulnerable with food and protection assistance.

National Capacity, Qualitative Analysis, Urban Food Insecurity, Nutrition
2 December 2013

Evaluation, evidence generation and report dissemination are important activities of WFP’s work in Ecuador. In 2014, WFP Country Office will lead a study on the Cost of Malnutrition in Ecuador, in partnership with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Pan American Health Organization (OPS) and the Ministry of Public Health (MPS).

22 November 2013

PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries. 

Food Consumption, Capacity Building, National Capacity, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition, Procurement, School Meals
20 November 2013

Ecuador receives the largest flow of refugees in the Western Hemisphere. Many Colombian families who flee from violence in their country make a home for themselves in the area closest to the northern border. They receive assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP), as do their Ecuadorians neighbours.

Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies, Floods, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
19 November 2013

The climate change challenges for the Post-2015 Development Agenda were discussed in Quito in a panel moderated by the Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme in Ecuador, Deborah Hines. 

Cash and Vouchers, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
16 October 2013

ROME/QUITO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts.


Cash and Vouchers, Food Consumption, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Gender, Nutrition
20 August 2013

A delegation of the Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) visited communities along the border in the province of Esmeraldas, where joint programmes offer humanitarian assistance to Colombian families fleeing from violence in their country.