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12 December 2007

Buying food from developing countries: an interview with Nicole Menage, chief of WFP's food procurement service

Nicole Menage, chief of WFP’s food procurement service, talks to web writer Michelle Hough about a little-known fact: WFP bought over three-quarters of its food in 2006 in developing countries.
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12 December 2007

What The World Eats

Carla Van Kampen decided to combine her love of food and experience as a journalist with her work at WFP to write a cook book of recipes from WFP’s field offices. The result is "What the World Eats: A Collection of Everyday Recipes from the United Nations World Food Programme".
11 December 2007

Hungers global hotspots: 4 December 2007

Countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.
11 December 2007

WFP condemns Algiers terrorist attack

WFP condemns the terrorist attack that took place near the United Nations buildings in Algiers on Tuesday.
10 December 2007

Frequently asked questions: WFP buying locally

Local procurement, or “buying locally”, refers to when WFP buys food in one part of a developing country where there is an abundance and transports it to another region where there is a shortage of food because of droughts, floods or crop failure.
10 December 2007

Lesotho farmers find key to a brighter future with WFP

Despite the worst drought in 30 years, farmers in Lesotho have produced enough food to feed themselves and their families, and sell what's left over to WFP. Richard Lee visited a group of farmers who are looking forward to a brighter future thanks to WFP purchasing their food.
6 December 2007

Clashes bring delivery of food assistance to a halt in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

An upsurge in fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic Province of North Kivu forces the World Food Programme (WFP) to suspend all movement outside the provincial capital Goma, threatening aid deliveries to some 335,000 displaced people, writes spokesperson Marcus Prior.
3 December 2007

Climate Change and the World’s Hungry

Erratic weather affects agricultural productivity, contributing to chronic hunger and food shortages. Lack of food makes the longer-lasting sustainable solutions we all hope for harder to reach.
27 November 2007

Hunger's global hotspots: 27 November 2007

Countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.
23 November 2007

WFP response continues - food aid rushed to cyclone-hit Bangladesh communities

World Food Programme deliveries of High Energy Biscuits (HEBs) across the cyclone-affected areas are continuing as the food agency also announced the start of a substantial shipment of rice to be transported by road to victims of the Cyclone Sidr living in the five worst-affected Districts of Southern Bangladesh.