Policy / Publications

Key Publications

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....

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...

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...

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...

2010 - Hunger and Climate Change

There are more than one billion hungry people in the world – and climatic changes threaten to significantly increase the number of people at risk of hunger and undernutrition.