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Focus on Women
22 February 2016

Joint UN Initiative Empowers Rural Women in Rwanda

Rural women in Rwanda say a joint UN initiative is helping them both hope and plan for a better future, by empowering them with knowledge to improve and sustain their own livelihoods. The joint effort known as RWEE – which stands for Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women – is being implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN Women. It aims to help rural women create jobs both on and off farms, as well as explore market opportunities and end the cycle of poverty.

School Meals
19 February 2016

From Field To Table: Follow The Food In Haitian Home-Grown School Meals In 10 Steps

In Haiti, national production accounts for about 50% of food needs, with the difference covered by imports. WFP aims to set up sustainable mechanisms for the integration of locally produced, seasonally available food into school meal menus. A new WFP Home-Grown School Meals pilot project funded by the government of Brazil was launched in the department of Nippes in October 2015. The municipality of Petite Riviere de Nippes was chosen for its agricultural potential and variety of locally produced products, which allow for the project to buy directly from small farmers. The ultimate goal, more autonomy in Haiti, begins very simply, by investing in local production through local consumption.

Cash and Vouchers
19 February 2016

US Support Improving Lives In Malawi

With support from USAID, WFP is providing critical immediate and longer-term assistance to food-insecure Malawians.

Climate Change
18 February 2016

Ending Hunger: 3 Things That Need To Happen After The Paris Agreement

The World Food Programme’s vision is to eradicate hunger by 2030, a bold aim in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs require us to leave nobody behind and to meet the needs of those furthest behind first. The Paris Agreement, reached at COP 21 in December, prioritizes those most vulnerable to climate change, including the 795 million hungry people in the world today. While it is an unprecedented success, it needs to be backed up with urgent action.

18 February 2016

From Junior Professional Officer to Humanitarian Expert – The Journey of a Former JPO: Yoko Honda

Yoko Honda, Human Resources Officer, shares her experience and insight as a former JPO and gives her advice for those interested in becoming a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) with WFP.

School Meals
15 February 2016

School Year with WFP School Meals

As more than a million children gear up to return to school so does WFP and the Nicaraguan Government.

15 February 2016

The Smart Thing To Do

How can technology rebalance food systems so they help the world reach Zero Hunger by 2030? This is the question that Executive Director Ertharin Cousin seeks to answer in a special edition of Foreign Affairs magazine, dedicated to African Farmers in the Digital Age. “Technology simply serves as a vehicle for providing the data, the analysis, the communication, and the access that drives educational, social, political, and economic change, offering farmers an existential helping-hand by opening up previously unimaginable opportunities and choices,” says the Executive Director.

11 February 2016

FamilyChef: Ukrainian Borsch

Welcome to FamilyChef, the recipe series of the World Food Programme (WFP). If you’re wondering what happened to VoucherChef, don’t worry! We know how much you loved it, and that’s why we’ve given it a new name and made it even better.

In Ukraine, the World Food Programme provides internally displaced and conflict-affected people with food assistance through food distributions and food vouchers. Iuliia Korzh was with a young mother from Donetsk who showed her how to prepare Borsch Soup, a typical Ukrainian dish.

11 February 2016

Afghanistan: Working On Warehouse Wisdom

In disaster and conflict prone Afghanistan, WFP is helping the government and local Red Crescent Society to prepare for future catastrophes by building capacity through training in warehouse management.   

Cash and Vouchers
10 February 2016

COLOMBIA: COSUDE visits WFP Cash-Based Transfer Projects

Since September 2015, WFP has worked with the Government and other strategic partners to improve food security in remote rural areas and promote innovative solutions to increase family incomes and entrepreneurship in agriculture.

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