Guatemala

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  • Guatemala: Women’s Participation, the Key for Rural Economic Development

    Guatemala: Women’s Participation, the Key for Rural Economic Development

    17/03/2016 — Guatemala

    UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP will implement a programme to promote the economic empowerment of 1,200 rural women and their families in the Polochic Valley. In Alta Verapaz, where the valley is located, more

  • 5 Facts about School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean

    5 Facts about School Meals in LAC

    02/03/2016 — Guatemala

    In Latin American and the Caribbean nearly 85 million children receive a daily breakfast, snack or lunch at their schools. School meals are often the only regular and nutritious meal a child receives.

  • 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño

    10factsNino

    18/08/2015 — Guatemala

    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

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  • 05/11/2015 — Guatemala SHOTLIST (PDF)

    EL Nino in 2015 Could be the Most Severe on Record, WFP Warns That It May Cause Widespread Global Hunger (For the Media)

    The current El Niño is one of the strongest on the record and its impact on food security illustrates the need to increase investment in disaster risk reduction, early warning, climate change adaptation and resilience building. El Niño refers to a pattern of unusually warm water stretching across the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It occurs every 3-7 years. During an El Niño event, the relationship between winds and ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean changes, modifying weather conditions around the world. The resulting changes in rainfall and temperature affect crop and pasture development across many of the areas where WFP works. It is possible that WFP will be stretched operationally and financially during 2016 when the impact of the El Niño event translates into increased food assistance needs across most of our areas of operation.

  • 22/08/2014 — Guatemala

    Guatemala: A Story of Resilience

    In the 1990s, WFP worked with the Government of Guatemala to support the most vulnerable and food-insecure communities through Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) programmes. Today, almost 20 years later, these communities are considered resilient. They have improved their overall food security and withstood major climatic shocks such as recent hurricanes Mitch and Stan. 

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Publications

  • The Market Monitor

    The Market Monitor
    This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket. ...
  • Seasonal Monitor

    Seasonal Monitor
    The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the...
  • Market Analysis Guidelines

    Market Analysis Guidelines
    Markets play a paramount role in enhancing people's livelihoods and promoting food security. WFP tailored a food security framework  having markets as one of the...
  • Collecting Prices for Food Security Programming: The how and why of price data collection at WFP, March 2017

    Collecting Prices for Food Security Programming: The how and why of price data collection at WFP, March 2017
    As a contribution towards standardizing price data collection, this paper aims to explore the core issues related to setting up a price monitoring system, also...

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