29 January 2009

A project born at breakfast

This morning Executive Director Josette Sheeran, myself and others from WFP joined 11 CEOs of food companies including General Mills, Kraft, Unilever, and PepsiCo, to brainstorm about solutions to hunger.  We had a ...
29 January 2009

"Open talk about solutions"

Marc Van Ameringen, Executive Director of GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) spoke to WFP after Thursday's 'Nutrition Breakfast' talks with the organization's corporate partners from the food industry. ...
ED - J.Sheeran
29 January 2009

Josette Sheeran and her Red Cup

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, who takes her Red Cup with her everywhere, naturally has it in Davos also. Hear her explain what the Red Cup means and how much it would cost to make sure that no child in the world goes ...
29 January 2009

The WFP tent at Davos

What's inside WFP's tent at Davos? Find out from someone who's there: Nancy Roman, WFP's Director of Public Policy, Communications and Private Partnerships.   [flowplayer:9627:320:240]
28 January 2009

Hunger Events At Davos

Here are some of the key events on WFP's Davos schedule:   Executive Director Josette Sheeran will on Friday chair a plenary panel, "Fresh Solutions for Food Security." Panelists include Kofi Annan, Bill ...
Food Security Analysis
28 January 2009

Tajikistan: No Harvests, No Income, No School

"We produced some vegetables on our land in the past, but during the last few years we did not get any harvest due to the lack of rain and locust infestation." -- Akramova Saparoi
First time here
27 January 2009

British Pop Star Jamelia Visits WFP School Feeding Programme In Kenya

Jamelia, who is supporting The Really Good School Dinner campaign, went to Kenya recently to see for herself how money donated to WFP School feeding is spent.
26 January 2009

‘The Worst Possible Scenario’

“It’s a global impact, it’s a serious impact. ... You have an increase in the problem and a reduction of funds. It’s the worst possible scenario.”
26 January 2009

Guinea: Big Family, Little Food

A clan of 40 people tries to live on a small bucket of cassava, two mangoes and dry beans in Guinea, where WFP extends its work to nearly 600,000 more people.
Dossier: Food out of reach
26 January 2009

Global Food Crisis In Spotlight At Madrid Meeting

"The financial crisis is hitting the world's hungry hard. Unemployment’s increasing, remittances are decreasing, global trade is decreasing. For the poorest of the poor it means their budget for food is shrinking" - Josette Sheeran, WFP's Executive Director


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