26 July 2010
WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran promised during a visit to the village of Ruhiira to double the amount of food that WFP buys from local women farmers. The beans produced in this southern village -- part of the Millennium Village Project -- go to feed hungry children in the north.
28 June 2010
Karamoja, a poor region in northeastern Uganda, faces at least five problems when it comes to beating hunger, among them weak agriculture and environmental degradation. On top of that, persistent drought has meant the region hasn't had a successful harvest for five years. Watch the clip
23 June 2010
The warehouse receipt system did not function in Uganda for a long time because there was no big, quality buyer. In 2008, however, WFP signed up for the role. Now, the agency has established two more warehouses, including one in northern Uganda, to operate a system that helps small-holder farmers earn more.
16 June 2010
16 December 2009
WFP's SAFE stove project sets out to reduce the amount of time women in two African countries spend looking for firewood and hence to reduce the chance that they will be attacked or raped. At the same time, the project offers a way to help protect the environment from desertification.
15 December 2009
Kids in the Moroto district of Karamoja were forever getting in trouble for stealing wood from village fences. They did this to feed the fire on which their WFP school meals were cooked. Fuel efficient SAFE stoves mean they don’t have to any more.
15 December 2009
In the highly insecure and chronically poor Karamoja region, women and children face a constant risk of violence when they collect the firewood they need to cook food. Fuel-efficient stoves, built from mud, can help while also lessening pressure on the environment.
5 December 2009
Smallholder farmers in developing countries would have much to gain from vibrant agricultural markets. How to foster the development of these markets and ensure poor farmers have access to them are the key questions on the table in Rome at the Purchase for Progress Annual Review Meeting on 8-10 December.
19 November 2009
Spain is doubling its 2009 contribution to WFP to support the agency’s efforts to provide urgent food assistance to 20 million people in the Horn of Africa, where erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices have produced a prolonged hunger crisis.
18 November 2009
Erratic rains, conflict and stubbornly high food prices are exacerbating hunger across the countries of the Horn of Africa. WFP is aiming to feed some 20 million people in the coming months.
- Analysis: From emergency aid to early recovery in northern Uganda Source: IRIN
- Guns and hunger : How Karamoja escaped the Horn of Africa drought Source: The East African
- Uganda Leader Pledges Higher Food Production Source: The Wall Street Journal
- Hunger: harder times predicted for Uganda Source: The Observer (Uganda)
- Increased food prices: 8m Ugandans sleeping hungry Source: New Vision