Focus on Women, Food for Assets
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.

Focus on Women, School Meals
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.


Focus on Women, School Meals
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.

Food for Assets, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
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.

Food for Assets, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
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.

Refugees and IDPs
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.

Cash and Vouchers
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.

Food for Assets
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.

School Meals
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.

Purchase for Progress
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.