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Climate Change, National Capacity, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Nutrition
13 June 2013

Ecuador is vulnerable to natural disasters, including heavy rainfalls and floods, volcanic eruptions, wildfires and seismic disturbances. To improve preparedness for potential emergencies, especially related to food security and resilience, the National Risk Management Secretariat (SNGR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) signed in June a two-year work plan.

Nutrition
21 May 2013

Over 240 delegates from 37 countries are coming together in Costa do Sauípe, Brazil, to exchange experiences and debate options for developing sustainable national school feeding programmes in the Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013. It is the 15th edition of the meeting and it’s the first time that it occurs outside Africa or the United States. The Forum opens this Monday, 20 May, and will conclude on 24 May.

Nutrition
1 May 2013

PANAMA CITY –Latin America and the Caribbean countries have made significant progress in tackling hunger and malnutrition, reducing the number of hungry by 16 million over a decade, but much work still remains to be done, said the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin.

 

Emergencies
17 April 2013

TEGUCIGALPA – The National Systems of Risk Management from Central American countries today began a series of simulation exercises to respond to emergencies and disasters in order to help strengthen their coordination processes and joint operation of humanitarian assistance for affected populations. These processes anticipate the participation of government institutions and national and international humanitarian actors.

Capacity Development, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
21 March 2013

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will provide technical support to the Government of Mexico’s efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition through its newly created “National Crusade against Hunger”.

Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition, School Meals
21 February 2013

 On the occasion of her visit to Esmeraldas and the seat of the Municipal Autonomous Government, the WFP Representative in Ecuador, Deborah Hines, in a meeting with Mayor Ernesto Estupiñán, informed about novel joint work modalities favoring the most vulnerable people, which begin this year.

Gender
5 December 2012

Following UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's initiative “Unite to end violence against women”, UN Women, UNICEF and WFP have begun a campaign in Ecuador to raise public awareness that gender violence is neither natural nor acceptable, although in Ecuador it is still commonplace.

Cash and Vouchers, Food Consumption, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
29 June 2012

The agreement signed by WFP with the Government of Pichincha will contribute to enhance local capabilities to improve food and nutrition security, including diet diversification for children and vulnerable groups.

Cash and Vouchers, Nutrition
29 May 2012

An international study conducted in Ecuador to evaluate three food assistance modalities –cash, vouchers and food—among vulnerable populations found that vouchers have several advantages over cash transfers or direct food delivery.

National Capacity, Focus on Women, Nutrition, School Meals
17 May 2012

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will support the Autonomous Decentralized the Government of the Province of Santa Elena by strengthening their capabilities to help people improve their food and nutrition security. To this end, an agreement was signed at the provincial government headquarters in Santa Elena.