Focus on Women
28 February 2016

Combining education and provision of nutritious food to tackle malnutrition in Burkina Faso

It is warm and dusty in Diépergou, a village located about 15 kilometers from Bogandé in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Habibata Thiombiano is nursing Youmanli, her 10-month old daughter, in the family courtyard. “I’m 45-years-old and Youmanli is my eighth child. If you had come here five months ago, you would have seen my daughter in a different state. She would nurse at night, but when she didn’t get enough milk, she would cry and cry, and I wasn’t able to get any sleep. She started to have diarrhea and lose so much weight that we started to lose hope," says Habibata.

Purchase for Progress
24 February 2016

Radio Days In Afghanistan

Getting accurate and reliable market information has always been challenging for farmers living in Afghanistan’s remote rural areas. But a community-based radio is now playing a role in filling the information gap, reducing transaction costs and increasing farmers’ incomes.

School Meals
19 February 2016

From Field To Table: Follow The Food In Haitian Home-Grown School Meals In 10 Steps

In Haiti, national production accounts for about 50% of food needs, with the difference covered by imports. WFP aims to set up sustainable mechanisms for the integration of locally produced, seasonally available food into school meal menus. A new WFP Home-Grown School Meals pilot project funded by the government of Brazil was launched in the department of Nippes in October 2015. The municipality of Petite Riviere de Nippes was chosen for its agricultural potential and variety of locally produced products, which allow for the project to buy directly from small farmers. The ultimate goal, more autonomy in Haiti, begins very simply, by investing in local production through local consumption.

Cash and Vouchers
19 February 2016

US Support Improving Lives In Malawi

With support from USAID, WFP is providing critical immediate and longer-term assistance to food-insecure Malawians.

Climate Change
18 February 2016

Ending Hunger: 3 Things That Need To Happen After The Paris Agreement

The World Food Programme’s vision is to eradicate hunger by 2030, a bold aim in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs require us to leave nobody behind and to meet the needs of those furthest behind first. The Paris Agreement, reached at COP 21 in December, prioritizes those most vulnerable to climate change, including the 795 million hungry people in the world today. While it is an unprecedented success, it needs to be backed up with urgent action.

18 February 2016

From Junior Professional Officer to Humanitarian Expert – The Journey of a Former JPO: Yoko Honda

Yoko Honda, Human Resources Officer, shares her experience and insight as a former JPO and gives her advice for those interested in becoming a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) with WFP.

15 February 2016

The Smart Thing To Do

How can technology rebalance food systems so they help the world reach Zero Hunger by 2030? This is the question that Executive Director Ertharin Cousin seeks to answer in a special edition of Foreign Affairs magazine, dedicated to African Farmers in the Digital Age. “Technology simply serves as a vehicle for providing the data, the analysis, the communication, and the access that drives educational, social, political, and economic change, offering farmers an existential helping-hand by opening up previously unimaginable opportunities and choices,” says the Executive Director.

11 February 2016

FamilyChef: Ukrainian Borsch

Welcome to FamilyChef, the recipe series of the World Food Programme (WFP). If you’re wondering what happened to VoucherChef, don’t worry! We know how much you loved it, and that’s why we’ve given it a new name and made it even better.

In Ukraine, the World Food Programme provides internally displaced and conflict-affected people with food assistance through food distributions and food vouchers. Iuliia Korzh was with a young mother from Donetsk who showed her how to prepare Borsch Soup, a typical Ukrainian dish.

11 February 2016

Afghanistan: Working On Warehouse Wisdom

In disaster and conflict prone Afghanistan, WFP is helping the government and local Red Crescent Society to prepare for future catastrophes by building capacity through training in warehouse management.   

Cash and Vouchers
9 February 2016

In Mogadishu, WFP Is Supporting The Most Vulnerable People With Cash-Based Transfers

Across Somalia, more than a million people are struggling to meet their basic food needs, particularly internally displaced people and the urban poor. With support from the European Union’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department (ECHO), WFP is now providing the most vulnerable people in Mogadishu with cash-based assistance so they can shop for the food they need. WFP is increasingly providing cash-based transfers in places where food is available in the markets, but lack of income prevents vulnerable families from accessing it.  

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