How will peak in U.S. farm subsidies impact poor growers?
Between 1995 and 2012, U.S. farmers received $292.5 billion in government subsidies
Kuwait reassures citizens on strategic food stocks
YEMEN-SECURITY/KUWAIT-FOOD:Kuwait reassures citizens on strategic food stocks
Food Reaches All Cyclone-Affected Islands In Vanuatu
BANGKOK/PORT VILA- Two weeks after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, food has reached all 22 cyclone-affected islands for more than 160,000 people. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the government-led relief effort by organizing distributions, logistics services, and providing extra food to supplement government food packages where necessary.
Vanuatu: Picking Up The Pieces After Cyclone Pam
When Christine Manu saw the alert on her phone, she knew it meant trouble. It was time to grab her mother and daughter, and run. It's cyclone season in Vanuatu, and the government sends colour-coded messages through radio and mobile phones advising people the level of intensity.
UN And Government Of Sri Lanka Launch Multi-Sector Initiative Against Undernutrition
COLOMBO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a joint project in support of Government policy to fight undernutrition in Sri Lanka. The ‘Scaling Up Nutrition through Multi-Sector Approach' was launched on 18 March 2015 at the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine under the auspices of Honorable Dr. Rajith Senarathne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, D. M. R. B. Dissanayke, Secretary to the Ministry, Ismail Omer, Representative and Country Director of WFP Sri Lanka and representatives from FAO.
Nepal Opens First Humanitarian Staging Area, Built With Government&UK Aid Support
KATHMANDU - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have today inaugurated the country's first Humanitarian Staging Area at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
FAO Council finds historic consensus on work programme and budget
The budget recommended by the Council for full delivery of FAO's programme of work for 2016-2017 amounts to $1,035.7 million dollars. The recommended programme of work and budget level will be presented for formal approval by all members in June at the FAO Conference, the highest governing body of the Organization.
A handler shows food at the Dog Resort in Sao Paulo
A handler shows food at the Dog Resort in Sao Paulo, March 25, 2015. City dwellers in the South American concrete jungle of Sao Paulo are increasingly living on their own in high rise apartment blocks, turning to pets for company rather than traditional family cohabitation. Care centres, such as this, who look after the animals during the working hours of the day are becoming increasingly popular. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
Japan Provides Further Support To WFP's Emergency Relief Work In South Sudan
JUBA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$4.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to support both its emergency response in South Sudan, and its United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the country.
How Development Partners are Making Malawi Flood Response Possible
Thanks to contributions from development partners including UKaid through the Department for International Development (DFID), WFP has been able to rapidly deliver life-saving food assitance to victims of the 2015 floods in Malawi.