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Food For Assets
11 September 2013

Food-For-Work Helps Farmers In Mali Diversify Their Production

Through its rural development programme in southern Mali, WFP’s food- for-work activities help fight hunger in a region where chronic malnutrition rates are amongst the highest in the country. 

Aid professionals
9 September 2013

Braving Danger To Bring Joy In South Sudan (Staff Interviews)

In South Sudan, WFP is distributing urgent food assistance to tens of thousands of people who have fled their homes to escape a resurgence of fighting in Jonglei State. Here are the stories of two WFP staff members who make this complex operation possible.

Contributions to WFP
7 September 2013

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates for Children Receiving School Meals in Nicaragua

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) received a valuable contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to feed 151.000 Nicaraguan school children. The contribution of 136 Metric Tons of dates will complement the meals children receive through the School Feeding Programme.

Nutrition
6 September 2013

7 Must-See Infographics On Hunger And Nutrition

Do you want to find out more about hunger and nutrition? Do you find infographics a useful tool for getting up to speed on a subject? Here are seven infographics we recommend you look at.

Food For Assets
4 September 2013

One Man's Experience Of Food For Assets In Madagascar

The south eastern region of Madagascar is prone to cyclones and floods which can have real impact on people's livelihoods and their ability to feed themselves. Thanks to donations from Brazil and Spain, a World Food Programme initiative has been able to help communities become more resilient to such shocks. One beneficiary of the project, Jean Berthin, tells of the difference it has made in his life.

Responding to Emergencies
3 September 2013

Lean Months Ahead After Poor Harvest In Zimbabwe

As Zimbabwe braces for the worst 'hunger season' in years, WFP is preparing food and cash distributions to help farmers like Mavis Mukarati hold on to her goats.

Students And Teachers
2 September 2013

In Timbuktu, More Food Means More Girls In School

As schools reopen in the conflict-affected region of Timbuktu in northern Mali, WFP is providing children in 300 schools with two meals a day. This emergency school feeding programme has seen an increase in attendance, especially for girls. 

Nutrition
2 September 2013

Twins Make Speedy Recovery In Southern Mozambique

Grandmother Alzira Chingalane was happy to see a marked improvement in the health of her grand-children after they started receiving supplementary feeding assistance from WFP.

Procurement
2 September 2013

Ethiopia: WFP Empowers Smallholder Farmers Through Purchase For Progress (P4P)

As the world’s largest humanitarian agency, WFP uses its procurement needs to boost agriculture in developing nations: in 2012, itbought US$1.1 billion worth of food and more than 75 percent of that was in developing countries. Now, through its Purchase forProgress (P4P) programme, WFP is procuring food from smallholder farmers, giving them a greater incentive to invest in theirfarms.

Focus on Women
2 September 2013

Nepal: Opportunity As The Great Equalizer

"I am usually dependent on my husband's income to run the household, but this project has helped me get some work experience and earn some money. We have proven that even women can work and contribute to the community's development, if given the opportunity."

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