Purchase for Progress
5 February 2013

Helping small farmers connect to markets is one of the most effective things we can do to build communities free from hunger. That’s what the ground-breaking “Purchase for Progress” initiative has done in 20 countries around the world. Now in the fifth and final year of its pilot phase, here’s what five farmers who took part in it have to say about the experience.

Cash and Vouchers
17 December 2012

With food prices high in Malawi's markets, many families are struggling to find enough to eat. A new programme by WFP is sending cash to the most vulnerable people through their mobile phones. This assistance enables them to buy more food and so keep hunger and malnutrition at bay.

23 November 2012

Drought in parts of Malawi spelled disaster for farmers like Saukila who live from harvest to harvest, surviving on what they can grow. Fortunately other areas of the country were spared, leaving a surplus that WFP and its partners are using to assist communities hit by the drought.

22 May 2012

WFP nutrition support helps improve the health of children under five as well of pregnant women and nursing mothers. More than 29,500 children are benefitting from  WFP's supplementary feeding programme at 338 government-run health centres across Malawi. The food rations treat malnutrition... and provide hope for mothers like Asiyileni Bwanali.

Focus on Women, School Meals
10 May 2012

School meals do not only fill stomachs. They also attract students to school and help them to concentrate on their lessons. In the case of girls, they do even more. They can help prevent them from leaving school early and getting married before they are ready.

Livelihoods, Food for Assets, Food Prices, Nutrition, School Meals
2 November 2011

A cross-section of people, from VIPs to ordinary community members, got together on World Food Day in October to share lessons they had learned about how to make more nutritious food a part of their daily lives.

Purchase for Progress
4 November 2010

"Here I am, a changed and empowered woman” says Rosemary Kaphadzale. As member of the Chikwatula farming cooperative in Malawi, she was able to sell her surplus maize to WFP – and to use the proceeds to improve the life of her children.

Droughts, Emergencies, HIV/AIDS
7 September 2009

Food assistance enables millions of people in southern Africa to cope with the impact of HIV/AIDS, high food prices and natural disasters. But with WFP facing an unprecedented budget shortfall, many risk losing this critical support.

School Meals
20 July 2009

Once left behind to work in homes or fields, girls now flock to school in Malawi. All it took was a free meal – and a 12.5 kilogramme bag of maize.

School Meals
17 July 2009

A daily bowl of corn-soya porridge is enough to keep September Mzondi in school in central Malawi – and to feed his ambition to travel the world as a pilot.