Policy / Publications

Key Publications


WFP Policy on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management – brochure version

Disaster risk reduction is a central priority for WFP in light of the profound impacts that disasters have on food-insecure and vulnerable populations worldwide. In 2011, more than 50 percent of WFP’s...

Rio+20: Towards a Sustainable World Free from Hunger

At Rio+20, food and nutrition security is high on the agenda together with other issues that are critical for ending hunger and for achieving sustainable development. Among them are sustainable agriculture; building...

WFP Aviation Review 2011

Throughout 2011, with a robust fleet of aircraft, WFP Aviation remained ready to help humanitarian assistance reach millions of people affected by the consequences of war, natural disasters, and other challenging...

P4P Primer

The P4P Primer describes the evolution of the P4P pilot during the first three years of implementation. It provides the internal and external background and context for P4P, reviews P4P in detail (including...

WFP and the European Union food facility

The EU food facility (EUFF) reached out a hand to help the poorest farmers increase their agricultural capacity and improve the nutritional status of their families.  Between 2009 and 2011, nearly five...

WFP's operational relationship with NGOs and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Annual Report 2011

In 2010, WFP partnered with 1,997 NGOs and community-based organizations as well as 34 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. WFP assistance was deployed with more targeted and innovative tools than ever...

WFP and Nutrition: Right Food at the Right Time

Scientists have shown that chronic undernutrition in the first two years of life leads to irreversible damage, meaning that children may never reach their full mental and physical potential.  By maximising the...

WFP and the EU

ECHO supported WFP operations in more than 30 countries including the response following the earthquake in Haiti, the floods in Pakistan and the Sahel food security emergency. In these crises, WFP food assistance...

Women and WFP: Helping Women Help Themselves

Experience has shown that in the hands of women, food is mostly like to reach the mouths of children in need.  The majority of WFP's beneficiaries are women and children.  In many parts of the world, such...

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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