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School Meals
9 May 2014

Nicaragua: Saudi Date Palms Grow in Jalapa

The Municipality of Jalapa is one of the largest producers of staple grains in the country. A statue of Xilomen, the indigenous Goddess of Maize, stands tall and receives visitors in a park within the city centre, which is located 70 kilometres North East of Ocotal, in the Department of Nueva Segovia. But a local producer is growing another type of staple food. After tasting dates donated by Saudi Arabia to the Nicaraguan School Feeding Programme, Alejandro Aguirre planted two date seeds at home. He was surprised with the results.

Focus on Women
8 May 2014

Coffee Rust Crisis Leaves Many Guatemalan Families Struggling

The Coffee Rust Crisis is hitting families hard in the village of La Conquista. Take Iliana’s. They have switched from growing coffee to bananas. But the fruit sells for less, so the family is noticeably poorer. Iliana's husband has gone to Mexico to find work. Meanwhile, to save money, she has pulled her eldest daughter out of school. Times are tough. But support from WFP and the Government is making a difference.

For Individuals
7 May 2014

Nicaragua: "This Experience Changed my Worldly Perspective"

WFP Nicaragua staff member, Fabiola Chavez, participates in an EFSA for the first time. 

Her friendly face and huge smile greets colleagues, visitors, and vendors alike who come to the WFP Managua Office, where she has worked as a receptionist for the past five years.

 

Food For Assets
7 May 2014

Smart Cards Save Time And Money For Nepal’s Women Farmers

An electronic smartcard supplied by WFP is changing the lives of women farmers in rural Nepal. As well as helping them put food on the table during lean periods, the cards are also enabling women like Deurupa to get to grips with basic banking and numeracy.

Aid professionals
7 May 2014

When Feeding The World, Access Is As Important As Production

A truly comprehensive approach is needed now to address food insecurity and malnutrition at a global level, writes Brian Bogart, programme policy advisor at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Nutrition
7 May 2014

Nicaragua: Municipality Technicians trained in Risk Management

The Executive Secretariat of the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Relief (SINAPRED), Nicaragua’s Civil Defense, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), organized a Risk Management Course to better instruct 94 technicians from the government municipalities of Madriz, Esteli, Nueva Segovia and Boaco, Rio San Juan, and the Caribbean Coast. 

Responding to Emergencies
7 May 2014

Philippines: Six Months After Haiyan - From WFP Beneficiary To Store Owner

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines, provided cash assistance to the most vulnerable families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Noemi Kho, a widower and a mother, shares her story on how the money she received helped her family rebuild their lives.

Responding to Emergencies
7 May 2014

Philippines: Helping Remote Communities Recover From Typhoon Haiyan

The 120 houses of Barangay Sugnod in the mountains of Aklan province on Panay Island stretch along a small road between green hills. In the warm February sunshine, the community looks like a wonderful place to live, but in November 2013, it was one of the worst places.

Logistics
7 May 2014

Nicaragua: WFP and SINAPRED Build a Warehouse to store Food

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Relief (SINAPRED), Nicaragua’s Civil Defence, have joined forces to build a warehouse to store food and other essential inputs as a   precautionary measure to be ready to assist in the event of an emergency. 

Responding to Emergencies
6 May 2014

Hope For Afghanistan Landside Survivors

Within less than 24 hours, WFP was on the scene in Badakhshan to bring food assistance to those who lost everything in a catastrophic landslide.

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