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ED - J.Sheeran
30 September 2010

10 Ways To Feed The World

A week after progress on ending global hunger came under a spotlight at the Millennium Development Goal Summit, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran reiterated that a world without hunger is within reach and mapped out 10 key strategies for achieving it.

Responding to Emergencies
27 September 2010

Pakistan: Flood-Hit Farmers Risk Missing Planting Season

Much of Pakistan’s farmland is near its main waterways, which means farmers saw the worst of the recent flooding. Unless they are able to get back to their fields soon, they risk missing the next planting season, which would mean more and worse hunger in the near future.

Responding to Emergencies
27 September 2010

Pakistan: Three Achievements And Three Challenges

The flooding in Pakistan this summer set off a massive aid operation to feed millions of people driven from their homes or stranded by the floods. Two months on and with the floodwaters receding in many areas, we look at what’s been achieved so far and at the challenges that lie ahead.

Purchase for Progress
24 September 2010

"Making Markets Work Is Key To Beating Hunger," Says Economist

Making markets work for the poor is the key to reaching the Millennium Development Goal on hunger, says economist Jeffrey Sachs, citing an innovative WFP pilot project -- Purchase for Progress -- which is making this happen for thousands of small farmers around the world. Watch video

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
24 September 2010

Kenya: HIV-Positive Woman On Food Aid Now Selling Food To WFP

Anne Rono is a small farmer, but after contracting HIV, lost the strength to farm her land. With the help of antiretroviral drugs and nutritious food, she’s not only back on her feet but selling her crops to WFP through an innovative new programme that links small farmers to markets.

ED - J.Sheeran
23 September 2010

Food Aid "Revolution" Brings New Hope For The Hungry

Innovative new programmes and ways of thinking about hunger have radically changed the way WFP does business. At a recent humanitarian roundtable in New York, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran described the "revolution" which has transformed food aid into food assistance.

ED - J.Sheeran
22 September 2010

Food Aid Innovations Make Headway In Reaching MDGs

Groundbreaking new approaches to food assistance are helping to lift millions of people out of poverty and hunger. WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran explained how these innovations are helping to reach the millennium development goals at a recent roundtable discussion in New York.

ED - J.Sheeran
22 September 2010

WFP Announces Bold Partnership With Private Sector To Cut Hunger

WFP is partnering with private sector companies to develop innovative hunger solutions. The ingenuity, power and reach of the private sector are opening up “a world of possibility” in the fight against hunger,  says WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.

22 September 2010

Nutrition Takes Centre-Stage At US-Ireland Hunger Event

Nutrition has become a central theme in the latest approaches to defeating hunger, marking a paradigm shift in food aid and development. This was underlined by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran in an address to state officials and humanitarians at a recent event hosted by the US and Irish governments.

Focus on Women
21 September 2010

New Global Alliance Embraces Efficient Cooking Stoves

WFP is a key partner in a new alliance to bring fuel-efficient cooking stoves to millions of homes across the developing world. Formed under the auspices of the Clinton Global Initiative, the alliance sets out to save lives and protect the environment by enabling families to cook cleanly, safely and efficiently.


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