28 April 2015
How to get a consignment of maize from Tanzania to Somalia, some 2,000 kilometres away? This was one challenge facing the UN World Food Programme this year. Although both Somalia and Tanzania have sizeable coastlines and well-established ports, overland transport was the most viable option given geographical proximity of the maize to the people it was intended for.
27 October 2014
Children who receive WFP school meals in various countries were asked to imagine and depict a world without hunger as part of the 2014 Global Children’s Art Competition.
4 September 2014
Can you imagine the world without hunger? WFP school meals recipients around the world were asked the same question, then invited to submit their answers in pictures. Take a look at the 16 winning pictures of the world with zero hunger. Which one would you like to live in?
27 August 2014
In June 2013, WFP, in collaboration with Dar es Salaam-based Italian NGO CEFA, launched an initiative to mobilize the urban community around local food production. One year on and the Oysterbay Farmers Market has become a regular feature of Dar es Salaam life. Some 25 vendors set up stalls on the last Saturday of every month, selling fruit and vegetables, pastries, chocolate, coffee and cheese in an open-air courtyard next to the ocean. All the goods are produced in Tanzania and come from as nearby as the city centre, and from as far as Moshi, at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro.
16 April 2014
Assistance from donors such as the UK Department for International Development (DFID) has enabled WFP to provide food assistance as well as address nutrition needs in Nyaragusu. DFID is currently one of the largest donors to WFP’s refugee operation in Tanzania.
26 March 2014
Earlier this year, musician Jerry Julian performed a concert in Nyaragusu refugee camp, Tanzania. WFP organised the event to highlight the support given to the refugees by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). Jerry has the story...
18 March 2014
A WFP school gardening project ensures that children are provided with nutritious and healthy meals which help them stay fit and focused in school.
5 August 2013
On a crowded residential street in Dar es Salaam, a thriving community of small and medium-scale millers works among shops and homes. Some150 millers are running complex operations from their very basic premises, buying maize and processing it to supply maize flour to the rest of the country.
12 July 2013
In May 2013, WFP Tanzania sponsored its first Farmers’ Market in Dar es Salaam, featuring more than 15 vendors from around the country.
20 June 2013
Fortunata is a single mother of four living in Ameru, a small village in the Hai district of northwest Tanzania. High food prices and her community's dependence on agriculture in a region where rainfall is irregular and droughts are severe meant it was a daily struggle for Fortunata to feed her family.
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- Tanzania's nutritional status under spotlight Source: IPP Media - The Guardian
- Combating poverty through school meals Source: IPP Media / The Guardian (Tanzania)