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WFP And DSM Bring Nutrition To Bear On World Hunger

In honour of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin joined with leaders from the nutrition community at the UN General Assembly in New York to recognize the importance of reaching the world’s hungry with the right combination of vitamins and micronutrients.

MasterCard And WFP Team Up To Deliver “Digital Food”

MasterCard and WFP have announced a global partnership that will use digital innovation to help people around the world break the cycle of hunger and poverty. This game-changing partnership will combine MasterCard’s expertise in electronic payment systems with WFP’s global reach among the world’s hungry.

Here's to Ten Years of WFP and TNT!

It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating a Ten Year Anniversary with our longest, and very first, private sector partner - TNT. Reflecting over the last decade, TNT has been there for us, and more importantly, our beneficiaries. They have also helped to show that businesses can make real impact on the lives of vulnerable communities around the world. In this special post, we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge their contribution in helping us to fight hunger.

TNT And WFP Celebrate 10 Years Of Partnership

WFP’s partnership with transport and logistics giant TNT was the UN agency’s first ever hook-up with the private sector. It paved the way for a series of partnerships which have helped WFP improve the way it carries out its humanitarian mission. Partnership manager Anne Kohli looks back on the 10 years of this landmark partnership.

G8: Public and Private Coming Together

As world leaders from the Group of Eight meet this weekend to discuss global food security, WFP's Director of Communications and Private Partnerships, Nancy Roman, writes about the exciting inroads against hunger that become possible when governments team up with business.

Winners of Yum! Brands Competition Visit School Meals in Nicaragua

A delegation of employees from Yum! Brands restaurants recently travelled to Nicaragua to see how school meals can help build a brighter future for children and communities.

Cambodia: High-Level Chinese Mission Visits WFP Programmes In Siem Reap

 A high-level Chinese mission sees first-hand the difference that the school feeding programme makes in the lives of poor and vulnerable children in Cambodia.

Miles For Meals: Dutch Mailman Cycles 13,000 Kms To Raise Funds For School Meals

LILONGWE – A Dutch postman is due to arrive in Malawi on Wednesday 18 April after cycling 13, 000 kilometers (8,000 miles) from the Netherlands to raise funds for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide more than 90,000 meals for Malawian schoolchildren.

WFP and PepsiCo Showcase Innovative Partnership

WFP and PepsiCo recently sat down to discuss a ground-breaking public-private partnership at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The initiative, called Enterprise EthioPEA, will support smallholder chickpea farmers in Ethiopia and develop a locally made nutritional product.

Davos and the Power of the Private Sector

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is a reminder that the private sector has the power to help shape the future of the world for the better. One of the ways this can happen is through public-private partnerships, an area in which WFP has led the way in recent years.