Lesotho https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Lesotho Country content en Farmers Defy The Odds In Lesotho https://www.wfp.org/stories/farmers-supported-wfp-defy-odds After the support they were receiving from WFP ended in November 2013, the farmers of Ha-Mohapi village defied the odds and worked to produce a flourishing fruit tree plantation. The proud farmers are today the envy of passers-by who stop to see how the trees have transformed a once barren area.   Lesotho Africa Food for Assets Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:45:18 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 646789 at https://www.wfp.org International School Meals Day: When Two Meals A Day Matter Most https://www.wfp.org/stories/international-school-meals-day-when-two-meals-day-matter-most WFP provided school meals to nearly 250,000 children in preschools and schools in Lesotho in 2014 while 190,000 children received two meals a day at school through a Government-led programme. WFP is helping the Government to take control of the national programme by 2018. International School Meals Day on 5 March recognizes the vital role that school meals play in fighting hunger and promoting children’s development.  Lesotho Global Africa Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:11:38 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 645422 at https://www.wfp.org This Is Why We Like School In Lesotho https://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/why-we-school Lesotho's school feeding programme has come a long way. Over the last five decades, the Government of Lesotho and partners have come up with different innovations to make sure all children elligible for pre-primary and primary education remain in school. The provision of food in schools is arguably the best innovation in the education history of Lesotho. Education reforms have made primary education in public schools free and compulsory as well as improving the enrolment rate in many schools. But one of the main things keeping so many children in school seems to be food. Teachers have also commended on how school meals are making their work easier.       Lesotho Local School Meals Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:15:53 +0000 WFP 644794 at https://www.wfp.org Basotho's Views About WFP https://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/basothos-views-about-wfp-lesotho WFP has been working in Lesotho since 1965. It has been an exciting journey with WFP operating hand in glove with the government, partners and local communities to provide both food and non-food assistance. Over the years, WFP has maintained a close partnership with the local communities, as demonstrated by communities cooperation and willingness to get involved in processes such as the identification of beneficiaries throughout the country. What this means is that, the scope of WFP's  programme designing, has for years been informed by the needs of the very local communities it serves. For nearly five decades, communities were able to speak out and share their views and expectations. As a result, WFP continues to feed with nutritious food, thousands that are food-insecure, assist to develop knowledge aimed at instilling good nutrition practices and help communities build their resilience to weather-related shocks.    Lesotho P4P Stories from the field Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:20:13 +0000 WFP 644636 at https://www.wfp.org 10 Facts About Hunger In Lesotho https://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-hunger-lesotho Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Lesotho, the country with the second highest human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) rate in the world. Please help The World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Preventing Hunger Lesotho Global Africa Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:55:57 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 644341 at https://www.wfp.org A New Dawn For School Meals In Lesotho https://www.wfp.org/stories/new-dawn-school-feeding-lesotho-0 ....as stakeholders show support for Home-Grown School Feeding Lesotho Africa School Meals Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:35:06 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 644241 at https://www.wfp.org Lesotho's Primary Students Call for Diversity in School Meals https://www.wfp.org/stories/lesothos-primary-students-call-diversity-school-meals Maseru, Lesotho—The World Food Programme (WFP) currently feeds 200,000 students in Lesotho. Through a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government, WFP will implement the national school feeding programme and build the government’s capacity to take over the programme in 2018. As WFP prepares to scale up its activities to reach 400,000 students, staff members are consulting those most affected by the change—the students themselves.  School Meals Lesotho Africa School Meals Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:28:41 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 644270 at https://www.wfp.org From Barren Fields To Bright Hopes In Lesotho https://www.wfp.org/stories/barren-field-bright-hopes-lesotho For many years the farming community of Ha-Sankoe in Rothe communal area has struggled to cope with extreme weather shocks that have left many families destitute. They have toiled in barren fields but ended up harvesting little. Despite years of food insecurity, this year the heavens smiled on Ha-Sankoe after the World Food Programme (WFP) introduced a Food-for-Assets scheme. Thanks to a US$ 1 million contribution from the Government of Russia, 80 villagers from Rothe have been able to rehabilitate their eroded land.  Climate Change Food For Assets Lesotho Local Africa Droughts Food for Assets Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:25:02 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 643906 at https://www.wfp.org On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Multiple Emergencies Flare https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/world-food-day-un-world-food-programme-highlights-progress-towards-zero-hunger-e-3 MASERU – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.” Lesotho Local Africa Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:11:44 +0000 WFP 643684 at https://www.wfp.org Eggs For Some But Not For All In Lesotho https://www.wfp.org/stories/only-men-go-work-egg-parts-lesotho Improving nutrition and reducing stunting in children - low growth for age - is not easy. Part of the trick is getting parents to understand what difference a healthy diet can make for them and their youngsters.  Nutrition Preventing Hunger What is Malnutrition? Lesotho Local Africa Nutrition Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:25:45 +0000 Tsitsi Matope 643434 at https://www.wfp.org