Ecuador http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Ecuador Country content en 9 Facts About Women In Ecuador http://www.wfp.org/stories/9-facts-about-women-ecuador Empowering women is the first step towards a world with zero hunger. In Ecuador, rural women are still a step behind. Helping women advance is a strategic move that assists them claiming their rights and also helps fight malnutrition. Ecuador Global Americas Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:43:05 +0000 WFP 645219 at http://www.wfp.org Ecuadorian Women Harvest the Fruits of their Labour http://www.wfp.org/stories/ecuadorian-women-harvest-fruits-their-labour Women living in the canton of Pimampiro north of Quito are taking action. After attempting to sell food grown in their home gardens, they soon saw that there existed few formal market opportunities in their communities and realized that they faced many challenges. The following article tells the story of a group of organized and united women farmers who created a space for themselves in their local market and who now provide food for WFP’s assistance programmes.   Cash and Vouchers Focus on Women Nutrition Ecuador Americas Cash and Vouchers National Capacity Refugees and IDPs Focus on Women Gender Nutrition Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:37:12 +0000 Gabriela Malo 645086 at http://www.wfp.org Life in the Northern Ecuadorian Border: Jazmin’s Story http://www.wfp.org/stories/life-ecuadorian-northern-border-jazmin%E2%80%99s-story Jazmin is a Colombian refugee in the Ecuadorian northern border receiving WFP assistance. Her story is part of the exhibit “Family Meal: What brings us together”. The exhibit, displayed in several European cities, shows the impact of WFP’s work with funding from the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission (ECHO) on families around the world. Ecuador Local Americas Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:53:47 +0000 Gabriela Malo 644461 at http://www.wfp.org WFP’s Bike Ride for Rural Women in Ecuador http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp%E2%80%99s-bike-ride-rural-women-ecuador On October 19, the UN celebrated Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day by organizing an event with healthy activities for families at El Ejido Park in Quito.  The event was held by WFP and local, national, and international partners, as well as smallholder women farmers from rural areas of Ecuador who have formed associations to work together, reduce costs, and improve access to markets.  At the event, information regarding rural women, their importance in agricultural production, and the ways in which people in cities can support them, such as purchasing their fresh and healthy products, was shared with the public. Focus on Women Ecuador Americas Focus on Women Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:53:24 +0000 Gabriela Malo 643854 at http://www.wfp.org Rural women's work recognized as motor of world development http://www.wfp.org/content/rural-womens-work-recognized-motor-world-development They represent 43 percent of agricultural labor around the world; however, the gap of inequality subsists. Access to agricultural products for feeding cities depends on a chain that starts with women working in rural areas. WFP and partners celebrated Rural Women's Day in Quito with a public advocacy event. Cash and Vouchers Focus on Women Nutrition Ecuador Ciclopaseo Ecuador PMA Programa Mundial de Alimentos rural women rural women's day WFP World Food Programme Local hunger in the news Americas El Comercio Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:57:59 +0000 WFP 643746 at http://www.wfp.org Rural women's work recognized as motor of world development http://www.wfp.org/content/rural-womens-work-recognized-motor-world-development They represent 43 percent of agricultural labor around the world; however, the gap of inequality subsists. Access to agricultural products for feeding cities depends on a chain that starts with women working in rural areas. WFP and partners celebrated Rural Women's Day in Quito with a public advocacy event. Cash and Vouchers Focus on Women Nutrition Ecuador Ciclopaseo Ecuador PMA Programa Mundial de Alimentos rural women rural women's day WFP World Food Programme Local hunger in the news Americas El Comercio Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:57:59 +0000 WFP 643746 at http://www.wfp.org WFP And The EU: Pushing For Zero Hunger Together http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/wfp-and-eu-pushing-zero-hunger-together WFP and the EU: Pushing For Zero Hunger Together Chad Ecuador Myanmar Niger Global Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:26:19 +0000 WFP 643647 at http://www.wfp.org Training helps build capacities in Esmeraldas http://www.wfp.org/content/training-helps-build-capacities-esmeraldas 800 women and men are receiving participating in training sessions offered by various institutions in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, in coordination with the local municipal government, among them the World Food Programme. Cash and Vouchers Focus on Women Nutrition Preventing Hunger Ecuador Ecuador Esmeraldas local capacities local government nutrition trainings partners trainings WFP WFP partners Local hunger in the news Americas La Hora Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:07:28 +0000 WFP 643405 at http://www.wfp.org Training helps build capacities in Esmeraldas http://www.wfp.org/content/training-helps-build-capacities-esmeraldas 800 women and men are receiving participating in training sessions offered by various institutions in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, in coordination with the local municipal government, among them the World Food Programme. Cash and Vouchers Focus on Women Nutrition Preventing Hunger Ecuador Ecuador Esmeraldas local capacities local government nutrition trainings partners trainings WFP WFP partners Local hunger in the news Americas La Hora Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:07:28 +0000 WFP 643405 at http://www.wfp.org Refugees Don't Need to Worry about Their Next Meal http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/they-dont-have-worry-about-their-next-meal In September, an ECHO mission visited the Ecuadorian norther border to see WFP and UNHCR joing programmes. Ecuador asylum seekers Colombian refugees echo Ecuador Ecuadorian northern border electronic voucher tracking system Esmeraldas food food assistance nutrition refugees Voucher tracking system WFP Local Cash and Vouchers Capacity Building Monitoring National Capacity Refugees and IDPs Focus on Women Urban Food Insecurity Gender Nutrition Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:53:50 +0000 WFP 643391 at http://www.wfp.org