Policy / Publications

Key Publications


2011 - 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...

2012 - 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...

2010 - 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.  

FEED MINDS, CHANGE LIVES: School feeding, the Millennium Development Goals and Girls' Empowerment

School feeding responds directly to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to hunger and poverty (MDG 1), education (MDG 2) and gender equality (MDG 3), and indirectly to child mortality and maternal health...

Logistics: We Deliver

Logistics is at the core of WFP operations  Each year, WFP distributes over five million metric tonnes of food, facing the challenge of reaching an average of 95 million beneficiaries across some of the toughest...

2010 - WFP and Safe Access to Firewood

"Safe, fuel-efficient stoves enable women to be the frontline champions in the battle against climate change and hunger and empower communities with immediate, practical, adaptation solutions" -  WFP...