Policy / Publications

Key Publications

2017 - Remote Sensing for Index Insurance - findings and lessons learned for smallholder agriculture

Index insurance has a role to play in agricultural development and risk management, yet it faces operational and technical challenges to reach scale and sustainability.

2017 - The Weather Risk Management Facility (WRMF)

The Weather Risk Management Facility (WRMF) is a joint initiative by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) established in 2008 to reduce smallholders'...

2017 - Counting the Beans - the true cost of a plate of food around the world

Where in the world is the most expensive plate of food? This publication exposes the relative price of a nutritious meal in countries around the globe when compared to the average daily income.

2017 - Pro-Smallholder Food Assistance: A Strategy for Boosting Smallholder Resilience and Market Access Worldwide

This strategy and background paper provide an integrated view of and rationale for WFP's wide and deep pro-smallholder portfolio.

2017 - WFP Aviation Snapshot (January-June)

Read about how WFP Aviation assisted in responding to some of the most complex humanitarian crises around the world through the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service and other services.

2017 - Rural Resilience Initiative - Quarterly Report (April-June 2017)

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food-insecure...

2017 - Lao PDR - Cook Book

Recipes for primary school and home meals

2017 - Fill the Nutrient Gap Lao PDR

The Fill the Nutrient Gap report contains an analysis of the nutrition situation in Lao PDR, compares the potential impact of interventions, and identifies programme and policy entry points to ensure consumption of...

2017 - The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) Report

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a regular monitoring of progress towards achieving the food security and nutrition targets set by the 2030...

2017 - Food security and emigration - El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Why people flee and the impact on family members left behind in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras shows the need to invest in long-term programmes to discourage people in the Dry Corridor from emigrating ...