7 March 2013
An all-female team supported by the UN World Food Programme reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on 5 March. The 10 climbers – three African women and seven Nepali veterans of a successful Mount Everest expedition in 2008 – undertook the challenge to highlight the importance of girls’ education and school meals. They recorded video messages on the mountain for International Women’s Day on 8 March and, since their descent, have been telling students of their exploits in schools in Dar-es-Salaam and Arusha.
1 March 2013
They are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for many reasons - to get to the top, to realise their own dreams - but, most of all, to show the world what women can achieve. That is why they believe that education is so important for girls everywhere.
12 February 2013
DAR-ES-SALAAM – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today begins a two-day visit to Tanzania.
17 January 2013
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome has completed a one-week tour of WFP, FAO, IFAD and USAID projects throughout Tanzania.
9 November 2012
WFP has been providing food to Sanganigwa Street Childrens’ Home in Kigoma, northern Tanzania, for more than 10 years, giving homeless youth the chance to grow healthy and get an education.
16 October 2012
Vodacom Tanzania and WFP have embarked on a partnership that will use ‘mobile money’ to help food-insecure communities get better information about nutrition and health.
11 September 2012
In the shadow of Mount Meru in north-western Tanzania lies Patanumbe, a small village where water is scarce and farmers' livelihoods are dependent on irregular rainfall. In recent times, villagers have borne the brunt of changing weather patterns and prolonged droughts. Families struggle to put food on the table, sometimes resorting to the sale of livestock to get by.
23 August 2012
In the drought-prone regions of Tanzania, a lack of food means children often don’t have the energy to attend school. WFP is assisting communities with school meals, helping students receive an education and families save much-needed income.
17 August 2012
WFP Tanzania and the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) signed an agreement in mid-August that will provide Tanzanian maize for WFP programmes throughout the region.
20 July 2012
The Manyara region of north-west Tanzania suffers from drought and a high level of food insecurity. WFP irrigation projects carried out under Food for Assets are helping the communities to build a more secure future.
- UN-backed team celebrates International Women’s Day atop Mount Kilimanjaro Source: UN News Centre
- Nepalese women climbers set out to break male dominance of mountaineering by scaling 7 peaks Source: The Washington Post / AP
- All-female team of climbers set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro Source: UN News Centre
- Tanzania's nutritional status under spotlight Source: IPP Media - The Guardian
- Combating poverty through school meals Source: IPP Media / The Guardian (Tanzania)