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Key Publications


2012 - 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...

2011 - 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...

2011 - 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...

2011 - 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...

2011 - Women and WFP: Helping Women Help Themselves

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

2011 - 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....

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.  As the leading organization in this field, WFP is committed to learning from and sharing its experiences...

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...