Senegal Country content en 25 African Governments To Attend Global Child Nutrition Forum To Strengthen School Meals BRASILIA – Representatives from more than 40 countries will meet in Yerevan, Armenia, from 5 to 9 September to discuss how to design and implement powerful and durable national school meals programmes. They will attend the Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF), the largest school meals conference in the world. This year, the Forum will host delegates from the governments of 25 African countries, among them 10 ministers of state. School Meals Armenia Brazil Niger Senegal Africa Americas Asia Centre of Excellence against Hunger School Meals Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:42:13 +0000 WFP 650283 at School Meals At Risk For 1.3 Million Children In West And Central Africa DAKAR – As schools resume this autumn, more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out on school meals from the World Food Programme (WFP), as widening financial constraints force the United Nations agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach. School Meals Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Global Africa School Meals Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:30:00 +0000 WFP 650262 at R4 Insurance Initiative Triggers Payouts to Farmers Affected by El Niño "We sow, and if the rains don’t come, the insurance allows us to still feed our children" – Aissata, a farmer in Medina Diakha, Senegal. Algeria Ethiopia Malawi Senegal Africa Climate Change Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:55:02 +0000 Azzurra Massimino 649805 at 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Chad Djibouti El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mauritania Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Philippines Senegal Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda Zimbabwe Global Africa Americas Asia Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:50:03 +0000 WFP 647604 at Senegal: Building Sustainable School Meal Programmes On April 30, Ouadiour, a village in the Fatick region of Senegal, hosted the official launch of the World Food Programme's new initiative, "School Canteen via Cash Vouchers" which is spreading to six new regions across the country. Senegal Africa Wed, 06 May 2015 10:57:37 +0000 WFP 646226 at Rural Resilience Initiative: Making A Difference To Women’s Lives “Sometimes there is rain, but it is not well distributed. We lack good quality seed, and termites eat our plants.” These are, in the words of Binta Ndao, a Senegalese farmer and mother of seven, some of the challenges faced by subsistence farmers in Eastern Senegal. An innovative resilience-building initiative implemented by WFP and Oxfam America is helping farmers like her break out of chronic food insecurity. Senegal Africa Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:26:08 +0000 Azzurra Massimino 645665 at School Feeding In Senegal Is Going Local Newly introduced food vouchers enable schools to buy local products and purchase food more regularly.  WFP’s initiative – piloted across 145 schools – ensures not only more nutritious food for children, but it also boosts the local economy and agricultural production. School Meals Senegal Africa Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:32:08 +0000 WFP 645178 at Senegal: Building Resilience for Rural Communities Fatou Ba is a 22-year-old mother of four and lives with her family in the small village of Koundiaw Souare, 100 kilometers from the town of Tambacounda in Senegal. “My husband is a farmer, and when the growing season was not good for the year, he fed our family by selling firewood.” As in many rural communities in Africa, she and her family live in a fragile, disaster-prone area and depend on agriculture for their livelihood. When the rain comes too early, or too late, the desperate measures they resort to can further degrade their environment, exposing them to greater climate risk. Senegal Africa Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:14:01 +0000 Paulele Fall 644977 at More Than Food: In The Ebola Response WFP Building Health Centres, Flying In Aid Workers And Supplies DAKAR/GENEVA – As of today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to more than 430,000 people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In support of a unified response under the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), WFP is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort. Benin Ghana Guinea Liberia Senegal Sierra Leone Global Africa Ebola emergency Emergencies Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:48:09 +0000 WFP 643483 at Text Messages: A New Way to Fight Hunger in Senegal In the Ziguinchor region, the World Food Programme (WFP) has implemented a new system that uses text messages, or SMS, to transfer money to people affected by food insecurity during the lean season. So far, this new method has benefited 55,000 people. Senegal food assistance Senegal technology Africa Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:05:40 +0000 Paulele Fall 642837 at