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PepsiCo, World Food Programme And USAID Partner To Increase Food Production And Address Malnutrition In Ethiopia

PepsiCo, Inc., the PepsiCo Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a groundbreaking public-private partnership to dramatically increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia. The initiative, called Enterprise EthioPEA, is being unveiled today by the partners at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City.

WFP, PepsiCo and USAID Fight Child Malnutrition In Ethiopia

WFP is teaming up with PepsiCo and USAID to develop a specialised nutrition product for children in Ethiopia. The product, made from locally-grown chickpeas, is part of an innovative public-private sector partnership aimed at increasing production of chickpeas in Ethiopia while addressing child malnutrition.

DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma Visits WFP Projects in Ethiopia

Feike Sijbesma   Ethiopia is a country where mankind most likely originated and might even be home to the Ark of the Covenant. However, when I travelled through the country recently with WFP, it looked as if time had stood still.

Harnessing The Power Of Public-Private Partnerships To Fight Hunger

This weekend, leaders from the world of big business gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the World Economic Forum East Asia. The World Food Programme was there too, keen to build on existing partnerships and explore new opportunities for partners in the global fight against world hunger. Go to our blog

Former TNT Chief Says Fighting Hunger Energizes Staff

Ex-TNT chief Peter Bakker, who led the way in private-sector partnerships with UN humanitarian agencies, highlights the win-win outcomes that partnering with WFP can offer a company.

Gates Spotlights WFP Support For Smallholder Farmers

WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative was in the spotlight at a key food security event in Washington on Tuesday as Bill Gates applauded the programme which works to connect small farmers to markets and WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran underlined the role corporations can play in supporting it.

Campbell Canada Partners With WFP To Combat Child Hunger

Each time Canadians buy a can of Nourish – a new Campbell’s product which offers a complete meal in a can – the company will donate $0.25 to WFP to help fund the organization’s school meal programs for children around the world.

WFP Leads in Innovation

Last year for the first time the proportion of hungry people in the world ticked up one percentage point to 18 percent. With world population growing, WFP's head of private-sector partnerships Nancy Roman is worried that without innovation, hunger could get away from us. She explains three key ways in which WFP is innovating. 

Haute Couture Meets Humanity - Bunmi Koko Helps WFP Fill The Cup

LONDON - The highly successful new London-based fashion brand, Bunmi Koko, is today launching one of this season’s must-have accessories in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Message to Davos: Nourishing People Is An Investment

As business and government leaders met last week in the Swiss town of Davos to discuss global issues including poverty, growth and food security, WFP took the opportunity to talk to many of them about how the private sector can help fight hunger in innovative and concrete ways. Go to blog