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Food For Assets
8 November 2016

Young Mother Works to Rebuild her Community in Northern Mozambique

Isaura Luis and her family lost all their crops due to drought in Tete province at the end of last year. They were among the large numbers of smallholder farmers who suffered crop loss across Mozambique and who have had to rely on food assistance since then. With the rainy season now started, they and other families are hoping for more luck this time around. 

Cash and Vouchers
4 November 2016

Samba Ndiayé, Resourceful Refugee Farmer In DRC

Samba Ndiaye has become a farmer following his arrival to the Inke refugee camp in north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He fled his country, the Central African Republic, due to violence and armed conflict that ensued in the wake of clashes between Seleka and anti-Balaka militias. 

Food Security Analysis
3 November 2016

WFP reaches displaced populations of Diffa

In 2013, the country office in Niger made a significant step forward by deciding to develop its food security analysis in Diffa, and due to the continuing insecurity in that region, it made sense to try remote monitoring. Aky Koura Malam Mari was one of the first beneficiaries to participate in remote monitoring using the mVAM modality.  mVAM contacts beneficiaries on their mobile phones to conduct food security surveys in insecure and hard to reach places. By sharing his voice through mVAM, Aky Koura Malam Mari not only reinforces the responsibility and transparency of WFP and its partners but also strengthens the ties between WFP and its beneficiaries. 

 

Centre of Excellence Against Hunger
3 November 2016

Smokeless Stoves Cook School Meals in Zambia

Bulungu Combined School – just outside Mumbwa town in Zambia’s Central Province - uses adapted stoves that reduce the amount of firewood required to cook school meals for the pupils, and the amount of smoke the cooks have to put up with in the kitchen.

1 November 2016

Giving Choice and Hope to Refugees in Uganda

Since 2013 nearly 560,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda and WFP has assisted them by providing monthly general food rations to meet their basic food needs. Recently the WFP has introduced a cash programme, giving people the option to choose a cash allowance instead of food, providing them with the opportunity to decide for themselves what they eat.

Cash and Vouchers
1 November 2016

Voucher Assistance In Palestine, More Than Food

In Palestine, many families are unable to buy healthy foods due to their high prices. To help families afford the food they need, WFP provides families with vouchers they can exchange for a variety of food staples in WFP-participating shops. This includes fresh produce and dairy products. In 2009, WFP used the voucher system for the first time in the Middle East in Palestine. Since then, vouchers have been used in a number of different countries around the region providing food assistance to hundreds of thousands of people and boosting local economies at the same time.
Climate Change
31 October 2016

Fuel Efficient Stoves Are Saving Time and Trees in Burundi

In Gitega province, central Burundi, WFP is supporting the making and use of fuel efficient stoves by the rural community. The pilot project is funded by the German Government and has been welcomed by the people in Rushanga district.

Purchase for Progress
28 October 2016

Smallholder farming just got better in Ghana

The pilot phase of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative which began in 2010, has officially ended. Smallholder and low-income farmers who participated in it, as well as partnering organizations which trained them, unanimously agree that P4P has improved farmers’ lives and livelihoods, and more fundamentally, empowered them to approach farming as a business. 

 

Food For Assets
24 October 2016

Republic of Korea and WFP Help Develop Resilience and Livelihoods

In Tanzania, about 80 percent of the population depend on agriculture and often irregular rain patterns for their livelihood. The weather can be harsh and unpredictable with seasonal rain patterns being capable of resulting in damaging floods or multi-year droughts.

18 October 2016

Families In Kenya’s Tana Delta Grateful To The People Of Japan

During the 2015 short rains season, Kenya received greater than usual amounts of rains, owing to the El Niño weather phenomenon. While these rains greatly improved pasture and rejuvenated water sources in the livestock farming zones, they caused rivers to swell and breach banks, leading to widespread flooding in the lowlands. Tana River County was one of the coastal regions badly affected. Rains in the highlands, the source of Tana River, caused heavy flooding downstream, destroying crops and property.

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