Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
Joint Statement by WFP, FEWS NET, EC-JRC and FAO*
Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years.
DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced an important agreement which is the next step towards unlocking opportunities for smallholder farmers in the developing world.
JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year.
LUSAKA – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will make an official visit to Zambia this week, arriving in the capital, Lusaka, on Thursday 14 January and leaving on Sunday 17 January.
NEW YORK/GENEVA – Vulnerable rural households in Malawi and Zambia will soon be able to better protect their crops and livelihoods against climate variability thanks to the expansion of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4).
The World Food Programme (WFP) is celebrating Africa Food and Nutrition Security Day by highlighting the importance of regional markets and local produce in increasing access to food at both national and household levels.
The World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are conducting a joint assessment of mobile banking services and products for migrant agricultural workers in Zambia. It is expected that better management of household finances will contribute towards increasing household food security and help reduce risk and vulnerability to HIV.
The World Food Programme (WFP) today marks World Food Day by highlighting the vital role that food assistance plays during humanitarian crises, supporting recovery in the immediate aftermath of disasters, and building the resilience that is necessary to ensure food security.
FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.