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30 November 2011

WFP and KONAMI Digital Entertainment have teamed up to create an online game with a real-world impact. Food Force puts players at the helm of the world’s largest humanitarian aid agency. It combines the multiplayer fun of other popular social media games with the ability to provide real meals to hungry children around the globe. Start playing Food Force!

P4P Stories from the field
22 October 2011

The Canadian Ambassador in Guatemala, Hugues R. Rousseau, visited smallholder farmers participanting in the Purchases for Progress (P4P) project, which is supported by the Canadian Government and benefits 3,411 farmers and their 17,000 family members living in the so called Dry Corridor of the country.

Emergencies
18 October 2011

Persistent rains brought by Tropical Depression 12E have hit thousands of Guatemalan families with widespread flooding and landslides all over the country.

Floods, Food Prices
10 October 2011

Want to understand how high food prices really are? And how they're affecting the world's poor? Take a look at this infographic, which also underlines how hikes in food prices mean the poorest families have to make painful savings in areas such as health and schooling for their children.

NB. This infographic has been updated. Go to new version

Emergencies
28 June 2011

Guatemala - In 2010, Tropical Storm Agatha brought sadness and despair to the community of El Cerro, in Quetzaltenango, at 275 kilometers from the capital city. The Perez family is still recovering, but the changes in the climate and high food prices remind us that food security remains fragile
 

Purchase for Progress
27 June 2011

P4P is providing an agriculture technology package, which includes the exchange of experiences between agriculture and commercial technicians and representatives of P4P organizations


23 May 2011

Amanda Lopez is a 56 year-old woman who lives and works on the Pacific coastal plain in Guatemala. She is a farmer and founder of the Civil Association for the Integral Development of Active Rural Women (Asociación Civil de Desarrollo Integral de Mujeres Activas Rurales - ACDIMAR). This association is formed exclusively by women, which is neither usual nor easy in a society in which women’s lives are bound by traditional roles.

Climate Change, Emergencies, Floods, Hurricanes
29 September 2010

The assessment showed that 235,000 people are in need of emergency food assistance and an additional 95,000 are in need of complementary food assistance after Tropical Storm Agatha and the eruption of Pacaya Volcano last May.

Food Prices
8 September 2010

Guatemala - In 2010, Tropical Storm Agatha brought sadness and despair to the community of El Cerro, in Quetzaltenango, at 275 kilometers from the capital city. The Perez family is still recovering, but the changes in the climate and high food prices remind us that food security remains fragile.

Nutrition
16 July 2010

Central American governments are doing a good job of strengthening their social safety nets, but need to sharpen their focus on child nutrition, a new study by WFP reported this month. Here is a breakdown of the study's findings and recommendations.