News release
Procurement, Purchase for Progress
12 January 2011

Amount of locally-produced grain bought by WFP continues to rise - and Ugandan smallholders continue to benefit

11 January 2011

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the largest ever, one-off donation from the Government of Japan, amounting to US$ 196.6 million.  The donation will be used to provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to millions of the most vulnerable people in 20 countries in Asia and Africa and will also support logistics operations in eight countries where WFP is working.

13 September 2010

As funds run out a successful livelihoods programme faces an uncertain future in Karamoja.

Livelihoods, Emergencies
26 August 2010

A new Japanese donation promises to help WFP save lives and support livelihoods in the Karamoja region.

23 August 2010

Under WFP's new corporate strategy that prioritises nutrition in a bid to find more lasting solutions to hunger, this year record amounts will be spent in Uganda.

Purchase for Progress
27 July 2010

Many leaders at the African Union summit in Uganda are leading the way in bringing new energy and commitment to tackling hunger and malnutrition. And the African Union has declared its intent to build an Africa that ends hunger and empowers the continent to both feed itself, and ultimately to help feed the world.

20 July 2010

Rome – Josette Sheeran, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will begin a fact-finding visit this week to four African nations where the agency is undertaking the full spectrum of its humanitarian work ranging from emergency food assistance in Niger to distribution of cash and vouchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and support for small farmers in its Purchase for Progress initiative in Uganda.

24 June 2010

As WFP in Uganda launches a livelihoods programme to help find lasting solutions to hunger in the Karamoja region, Japan, Spain, Italy and Norway donate US$5.2million.

Food for Assets
13 April 2010

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is changing the way it does business in Uganda’s drought-prone Karamoja region, with the launch of an emergency operation next week, alongside a new programme designed to better address the underlying causes of food shortages and malnutrition.

Climate Change
16 December 2009

COPENHAGEN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a pilot project to provide fuel-efficient stoves to women in Sudan and Uganda, to reduce the risk of violence they run while gathering firewood and at the same time protect the environment.