31 January 2009

Davos: Day 3 Round-Up

The Business Alliance Against Chronic Hunger  started the day off in the WFP tent with a 'roll-up-your-sleeves' session on "Business Strategies for Sustainable Food Production."   Moderated by Josette ...
30 January 2009

WFP Reaches Out to More Hungry People in Gaza

As the crisis in Gaza enters its second month, WFP is reaching out to more hungry people through daily food distributions, and free school meals for children.
30 January 2009

The One Thing Developing Countries Should Do

Simon Maxwell, Director of the Overseas Development Institute in the UK, predicts that the number of malnourished people in the world will go up as a result of the global financial crisis. He goes on to explain what he ...
30 January 2009

100 Million More People

There are 100 million more people in the world who are hungry this year than there were last time the World Economic Forum held its Davos meeting. But Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State for International Development ...
30 January 2009

WFP Leaders' Dinner (Photo gallery)

At the end of Day 2 of Davos 09, Josette Sheeran and Peter Bakker, CEO of our Dutch donor TNT, co-hosted a dinner for about 50 government leaders and CEOs. The dinner honored King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom ...
Responding to Emergencies
30 January 2009

Lean Season in Zimbabwe Sees Hunger Rising

It is the lean season in Zimbabwe – the last few months before harvests arrive in April – and hunger levels are reaching a peak. WFP is targeting more than 5 million hungry people.

30 January 2009

Josette Sheeran Chairs Plenary Debate at Davos (Webcast)

  UPDATE: The webcast has now ended. Please check the Davos website for on-demand videos At 17.15 on Friday, WFP's Executive Director Josette Sheeran will chair a high-profile plenary panel debate at the World ...
30 January 2009

Lower Food Prices - A Deceptive Comfort

Downward pressure on prices may seem like good news, but you have to look deeper, says the Philippines Agriculture Secretary.(See our Davos page)
30 January 2009

...And We Built The Tent

One of the things that TNT has done for WFP recently is build the organization's tent at Davos, where world leaders are discussing solutions to hunger. Peter Bakker, CEO of the Dutch courier company, explains how the ...
30 January 2009

Why Peter Gabriel Keeps Coming to Davos

The mix of people present at Davos always offers great potential for doing good, says the ex-Genesis frontman. (See our Davos page)


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