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Nicaragua: How Do Your Husbands Feel About You?

On her first visit to Nicaragua, WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met a group of women who managed to produce their own food, generate income and even open bank accounts for the first time in their lives. Cousin asked the women about their husbands’ feelings in regards to the women’s roles in a male-led community.

Results From Rio +20

True partnerships begin at home, and preparations for Rio+20 involved the work of multiple WFP divisions and offices from Policy Office of Climate Change, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction and the Brazil Centre of Excellence to External Relations and the New York Liaison Office to Communications and Private Sector Partnerships. What was achieved? As the UN Sustainable Development Conference comes to a close and the ED departs Rio de Janeiro, the following is an overview of what the WFP delegation did and accomplished.

Resilience Programmes Essential For Truly Sustainable Development in Haiti

RIO DE JANEIRO –Today, Haitian President Michel  Martelly joined WFP and FAO to announce a partnership to sustainably expand Haiti’s national school meals programme, as well as programmes to prevent and treat chronic malnutrition and treat acute malnutrition, while assisting local farmers’ to improve their access to markets.

WFP Executive Director Attends Rio+20 Conference To Give Voice To Hungry

ROME – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, arrived today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 20-22 June.

Blog From Haiti: Supporting Dairy Farmers, Feeding School Children

On her way to the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin stopped off in Haiti to see some of WFP’s projects there. She sent back this blog after seeing how children in several schools are now receiving local milk as part of a truly sustainable project that supports local farmers while ensuring children get the nutrition they need.