2002: A drop in international coffee prices causes spikes in unemployment rates and loss of income for thousands of agricultural workers. Additionally an increase in child malnutrition becomes prevalent. WFP develops immediate interventions to reduce the impact on vulnerable populations.
2007: Hurricane Felix, a category 5 storm, hits Nicaragua. WFP launches an air operation supported by the Nicaragua and United States air force to deliver food to the families who were isolated by floods.
2008-2010: Nicaragua launches the “Hacia la Erradicación de la Desnutrición Crónica Infantil” (Towards the Eradication of Chronic Child Malnutrition) plan and the National Micronutrient Plan with technical support from WFP, FAO and OPS.
2013: With technical assistance from WFP, the Pan American Health Organisation and Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, The Nicaragua Ministry of Health draw up the first nutritional guide to educate the public on food and best dietary practices.