Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
BRASILIA – Representatives from more than 40 countries will meet in Yerevan, Armenia, from 5 to 9 September to discuss how to design and implement powerful and durable national school meals programmes. They will attend the Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF), the largest school meals conference in the world. This year, the Forum will host delegates from the governments of 25 African countries, among them 10 ministers of state.
JOHANNESBURG – The World Food Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger is launching a research initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to analyse Brazil’s success in linking smallholder farmers with government demand for farmed food.
JOHANNESBURG – School nutrition promotes social and economic development and also helps reduce hunger and poverty, especially when linked to the purchase of food from smallholder farmers. This is the main message of the 2014 Global Child Nutrition Forum, the world’s foremost event on school feeding, which opens today in Johannesburg, South Africa.
BRASILIA – Close to 300 delegates from 37 countries are converging today on Costa do Sauípe, Brazil, to exchange experiences and debate options to strengthen school feeding programmes for millions of children worldwide at the Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013.