Policy / Publications

Key Publications


2012 - Food Procurement Annual Report

In 2012, WFP procured more than 1.5 million metric tons (mt) of cereals, of which 404,492 mt of wheat. Compared to 2011, when wheat was purchased mainly from the CIS countries and the Black Sea region, wheat of...

2012 - WFP's Safety Nets Policy

The nature and volume of its activities demonstrate WFP’s leading role as a global practitioner in internationally defined safety nets.

2012 - HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, the region most affected by the HIV epidemic, WFP’s food and nutrition support is an essential part of HIV treatment and care.

2013 - The Right Food at the Right Time - WFP and Nutrition in Asia

Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life – from the womb to two years of age – can lead to irreversible damage to children’s minds and bodies. 

2013 - Building Resilience on a Fragile Continent - WFP and Climate Change in Asia

WFP is a frontline actor in the fight against hunger, and is working with governments across Asia to support country-led solutions to the impact of climate change and climate-related hunger.

2013 - Protecting Asia’s Most Vulnerable - WFP and Social Safety Nets in Asia

The World Food Programme works with governments across Asia to design and manage large-scale, innovative programmes, focused on those who need them most. These programmes are often called ‘safety nets’...

2012 - Addressing Undernutrition in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Production of nutritious biscuits and Super Cereal is part of WFP efforts to address undernutrition and fight hunger in DPRK. A child’s daily ration costs 5 US cents a day.

The Year in Review, 2011

Natural catastrophes and political upheaval defined 2011.  WFP’s food assistance reached nearly 100 million people in 75 countries around the world. The vast majority — nearly 83...

Update of WFP's Safety Net Policy

The nature and volume of its  activities demonstrate WFP’s leading role as a global practitioner in internationally defined safety nets. This paper updates WFP’s 2004 policy framework in light of...

Update on WFP's Role in the Humanitarian Assistance System

Recent crises in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere have confirmed that WFP – including as the global cluster lead agency for logistics and emergency telecommunications, and the joint lead agency, with the Food...