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Key Publications


Opening Remarks To The Executive Board; Rome, Italy (14/02/11)

We gather today at a very special time for the World Food Programme... 

Occasional Paper 23 - WFP and Climate Change: a Review of Ongoing Experience and Recommendations for Action

Climate change could impact hard-won development gains and affect the food and nutrition security of many of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.  As a frontline actor in the fight against hunger...

WFP in Asia

Despite its rapid economic growth, the Asia Pacific region is home to an estimated 642 million hungry people - more than any other continent - and it has more than half of the world's billion undernourished.

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Working Together to Solve Hunger

Fighting hunger worldwide:  Every year WFP provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in over 70 of the world's poorest countries.  WFP's unique role as the United Nations frontline agency...

Cash and Vouchers Fact Sheet

Cash and vouchers are a central part of broader social protection and safety net systems. Cash transfers provide beneficiaries with money, whilst vouchers can be used to purchase food for a given quantity or value in...

Opening Statement to the Executive Board; Rome, Italy (08/11/10)

"...FAO last week announced that its Food Price Index in October hit the highest level in 27 months and prices are just a few points away from the record highs of 2008, with increases in global cereal, sugar and...

Remarks of the WFP Executive Director for World Food Day 2010; Rome, Italy (15/10/10)

I want to dedicate my remarks on the 30th World Food Day to a dream. Nelson Mandela had a dream.  Mahatma Ghandi had a dream.  Martin Luther King had a dream. Norman Borlaug had a dream.

Revolution: From Food Aid to Food Assistance - Innovations in Overcoming Hunger

“… modern WFP not only delivers food – it delivers hunger solutions. It is not instrument-based, but problem-based. This historical shift – the revolution – has positioned WFP as a...

Purchase for Progress

With P4P, WFP uses its purchasing power in new ways that will develop agricultural markets and support smallholder farmers' engagement in those markets.

LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE: Good Practices From 45 Years of School Feeding

The World Food Programme has worked with governments and NGOs on school feeding programmes for 45 years.  As the leading organization in this field, WFP is committed to learning from and sharing its experiences...