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P4P Stories from the field, Procurement, Purchase for Progress
12 March 2013

South Sudan has a huge agricultural potential that remains untapped. WFP is working through its Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative to help smallholder farmers develop business skills.

Capacity Development, Gender, School Meals
28 February 2013

WFP school meals are helping hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese students stay in school and build a brighter future, and WFP is working to help the young country's Ministry of Education build and sustain a national school meals system.

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.


14 December 2012

JUBA – The Government of Japan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed on 4 December a new agreement in Rome for food assistance amounting to approximately US$3.125 million (250 million Japanese Yen) to benefit the most vulnerable people in the Republic of South Sudan.


5 November 2012

Conflict in Sudan has sent a wave of refugees pouring across the border into South Sudan. A mother of seven children, Umjima Yacob is one of them. Here's a look at a day in her life.

Emergencies, Focus on Women, Nutrition
1 November 2012

A combined effort by health, water, sanitation and nutrition partners, including the World Food Programme (WFP), to reduce alarming malnutrition rates amongst Sudanese refugees who have settled in Maban County of South Sudan, is beginning to yield fruit.  Parents say they have seen dramatic improvements in their children’s health. 

School Meals
24 October 2012

Chep Makur Chuot was nine years old when his family fled their home in South Sudan. He spent the next 12 years in a refugee camp in Kenya, where WFP’s school meals programme helped him get an education. Now living in Australia, Chep recently finished his degree in mechatronic engineering and says he plans to return home to help build his country.

Focus on Women, Gender, School Meals
12 October 2012

School officials in South Sudan say a monthly take-home food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) has helped to reduce the number of female students dropping out of school.

Airdrops, Refugees and IDPs, Logistics
12 October 2012

During the rainy season when roads are impassable, airdrops are the only real way of delivering much-needed cereals for refugees in remote Yida.

Logistics
27 September 2012

Knowing whether it will rain or shine can make a huge difference for aid workers who frequently have to make decisions based on the weather. After a successful pilot project in South Sudan, WFP is bringing in a professional meteorologist for the first time who will work with the agency’s emergency preparedness team.