News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

1 October 2014

WFP Launches Major Study Into Brazil's Success In Buying From Smallholder Farmers

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.

11 February 2011

Statement By WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran On Record Purchases From Developing Nations

The World Food Programme (WFP) procured $ 1.25 billion in food commodities last year, including the purchase of more food than ever before from developing nations. This food came from 96 nations, including Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Guatemala, and helped people affected by the epic flooding in Pakistan, the earthquake in Haiti, and the drought in the Sahel region of Africa.

Food For Assets
30 March 2010

WFP Launches Strategy To Bring Social Security And Stability To Haiti

Port au Prince – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that Haiti’s human capital will have a major role to play in providing safety nets for the most vulnerable, boosting local agriculture production and supporting local markets throughout the entire country in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake.

23 January 2009

WFP Buys Record Amounts Of Food In Southern Africa

 JOHANNESBURG – WFP bought a record 552,000 metric tons of food in southern Africa in 2008 – the equivalent of providing nearly 2.75 million hungry people with a full food basket for an entire ...


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