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Supply chain

At any given time, the World Food Programme (WFP) is on the frontlines in the fight against hunger. Thousands of dedicated staff channel their expertise and use all means at their disposal – trucks, planes, ships, helicopters and even amphibious vehicles – to ensure that vast quantities of food and other essential items reach those who need them most.

Seasonal and agricultural monitoring

Assessing the development of agricultural growing seasons and its impact on the lives and livelihoods of local populations enables the World Food Programme (WFP) to keep track of events and highlight situations of humanitarian concern.

Independent evaluation

Providing independent, credible and useful evaluation evidence for operational, accountability and institutional knowledge purposes

The WFP food basket

The food that WFP distributes depends on the needs of the groups. A suitably composed food basket is critical to maintaining the nutritional status of affected people, especially when they are fully dependent on food aid.

Supply chain for cash transfers

Supply chain assessment to define type of assistance, emergency cash, retail engagement strategy and contracting of money transfer providers

History

Created in 1961 as an experiment to provide food aid through the UN system, WFP was to be reassessed within three years. As crises multiplied, the experiment proved its worth. Today, WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency saving lives and changing lives.

Centre of Excellence in China

Established in 2016, the World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence in China aims to leverage China’s successful experience in reducing poverty and hunger.  Before 2015, China met its Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger, and in so doing it reduced the number of hungry people globally by two thirds.

Food safety and quality

Working every day in 80 countries to bring food assistance to millions of children, women and men, the World Food Programme (WFP) must ensure that the food it delivers is safe, nutritious and of good quality.

Zero Hunger Strategic Reviews

WFP supports National Zero Hunger Strategic Reviews (ZHSR) carried out under the leadership of governments and their partners to establish a hunger baseline, determine gaps in the national food security and nutrition response and identify priority actions needed to achieve SDG2.

Food assistance: cash and in-kind

Since the late 2000s, a strategic rethink has seen the World Food Programme (WFP) shift from the concept of food aid to that of food assistance.