2 July 2015
WFP and the Government of Ecuador have worked together for many years to address food and nutrition insecurity facing vulnerable Ecuadorians and Colombian refugees. Since 2011, the focus of the collaborative work has been to improve access to and promotion of consumption of healthy foods, especially locally produced fresh fruits and vegetables.This two-page document summarizes a case study published in May 2015
7 May 2015
The Ecuador 2014 Annual Report focuses on the impact of WFP’s assistance in people’s lives. Farmers, storekeepers and participants in WFP projects describe their experiences with WFP in their own words.
WFP works in Ecuador in support of the Government's priorities to:
• Diversify diets to improve nutrition
• Provide opportunities for and strengthen small farmer associations
• Empower women so that they play a stronger role in their homes and communities
• Strengthen capacities at all levels: people, communities, and institutions.
6 May 2015
Nearly 85 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean receive a daily breakfast, snack or lunch at their schools. This is made possible with an estimated annual investment of $4.3 billion, primarily funded from government budgets.The World Food Programme (WFP) has over 50 years of experience in school feeding (SF) and was one of the first partners of many governments in the region in the introduction, implementation and expansion of school feeding programmes.
19 February 2015
24 April 2014
WFP’s role in Ecuador includes strengthening capacities and becoming a learning office. As generating evidence and informing public policy is a stated priority of the Government of Ecuador, and a recognized role for the international cooperation, WFP works with local governments to understand the underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition and the capacities that exist to address the main determinants of malnutrition.
Recent efforts in knowledge generation include:
• On-the-job learning to allow for innovation and understanding of what works in different contexts;
• Exchanging of experiences with partners and beneficiaries to identify how WFP can improve activities on an ongoing basis; and
• Learning from rigorous studies and impact evaluations, conducted jointly with respected research institutions.
The 2013 Ecuador Annual Report highlights lessons and learning, but also results as WFP works with the Government of Ecuador to make malnutrition a visible issue at the top of public policy agendas.
27 March 2014
WFP works with local governments to introduce innovative solutions to promote the food and nutrition security and integration of the over 1,000 new asylum-seekers that enter Ecuador each month, and of vulnerable Ecuadorian families from the host communities.
22 May 2013
Ecuador WFP Ecuador’s 2012 Annual Report documents a compilation of best practices in learning, innovation, and improved tools to reach the most vulnerable and improve their food and nutrition security. With the aim of being the partner of choice that builds the resilience of poor communities in the face of natural disasters, climate change, and food and nutrition insecurity, WFP in Ecuador has worked with the national and local governments to foster innovation, improve tools and take proven solutions to scale.
24 August 2012
WFP aims to generate evidence-based food and nutrition security models which are cost-effective and environmentally sound. Through a participatory process with local governments, WFP will support local capabilities to implement innovative nutrition packages which improve the dietary diversity and micronutrient status of children, women and vulnerable groups. The project will catalyze small holder participation to leverage public and private markets, in particular local safety-net programmes. Targeted provinces: Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Pichincha, Santa Elena.
24 August 2012
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. The Strategy for 2012-2016 outlines an approach with national and local governments, communities and all the sectors involved in food and nutrition security. Representatives of 15 government agencies participated in developing the Strategy, in line with the priorities of the Government’s National Development Plan and the 2008 Constitution.
24 August 2012
To diffuse tensions between refugees and Ecuadorian communities and promote integration in both urban and rural areas, WFP supports the food and nutrition security of refugees and Ecuadorians, in alignment with government priorities, with a special focus on women. The operation is planned for three years. WFP aims to assist annually 45,015 beneficiaries at a yearly cost of US$ 3.5 million.
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