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18 July 2011

It had been a long day, and Ramatu Conteh was in a foul mood. (..) "It's exciting to hear what Addax is doing," says William Hart, the head of the World Food Programme in Sierra Leone. "But it would be nice to see ten of those projects around the country, not just one."


28 June 2011

"It's exciting to hear what Addax is doing," says William Hart, the head of the World Food Programme in Sierra Leone. "But it would be nice to see ten of those projects around the country, not just one."


22 November 2010

Though renowned for its mineral resources, Sierra Leone also has significant unfarmed agricultural land and a large population of rural small-scale farmers. (..)Marah's group is one of 30 under the Koinadugu Women Vegetable Farmers' Cooperative, an umbrella group that boasts 750 members, and continues to grow. Last year, the cooperative sold 30 metric tons to the United Nations' World Food Program. This season, they hope to produce over 50.


17 October 2010

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today marks World Food Day by celebrating the bold leadership and outstanding contributions of national governments toward lasting solutions to hunger and malnutrition. “When we act together we have the power to bring about real change in the lives of millions of people who would otherwise struggle to feed their families,” said WFP Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions, Sheila Sisulu.


24 September 2010

A five day intensive case studies tour of Koinadugu, Kono, Kailahun and Kenema districts has ended between a USAID supported program for Sierra Leone (PAGE) and World Food Program (WFP). (..) “We can now compete in the markets with other producers and traders” said Kennedy Conteh secretary general “Last season we sold up to 601 locally produced rice that meets the WFP standards” said Mrs Koroma.


29 July 2010

The United Nations World Food Programme Executive Board has recently approved changes to its country portfolio which will allow it to better reach hungry vulnerable and malnourished people in Sierra Leone and support the government’s Agenda for Change until the end of 2012.


16 June 2010

The World Food Program says it will have to shut down the U.N. Humanitarian Air Service in the west African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia because it has run out of cash. The World Food Program says shutting down the Humanitarian Air Service on Wednesday will have terrible consequences for about one-quarter of a million people in west Africa who rely on the service for essential needs.


8 June 2010

The European Union (EU) Representative, accompanied by two Representatives of the Minister of Education, Youths and Sports and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Country Representative, recently visited the WFP school meals programme at the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) primary school at Kroobay, Freetown. The visit follows a donation of Euro 2.7 million by the EU to WFP in October 2009.


1 June 2010

-“This generous donation from the EU, which has largely been used to procure bulgur wheat, vegetable oil, corn-soya blend, salt, sugar and beans, enables WFP to work with the government and other partners to boost safety net interventions to urban areas and areas on the outskirts of cities in response to high food prices,” WFP Representative Christa Rader explained during the visit.


19 April 2010

German born Dr. Christa Rader Representative and Country Director of the World Food Programme has expressed her organization's commitment and determination to feed malnourished children in schools with locally milled rice procured from small holder farmers in Sierra Leone.