WFP Food Factor Podcast
Food Factor Podcast
The latest topics in hunger and development with the aid experts at WFP.
School-meals experts and policy makers are gathering in Bahia, Brazil this week for the Global Child Nutrition Forum, hosted for the first time by WFP's Centre of Excellence against Hunger. In this episode, we talked with the centre's director, Daniel Balaban, to find out what national governments have to learn about the role of school meals in eradicating hunger.
In the latest episode of the Food Factor Podcast, we talked to renowned international development expert Sir Gordon Conway about his new book "One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed The World?" We also talk about the impact of our growing understanding about nutrition on the debate about food security and why small farmers have such an important role to play in building long-term food security.
The term resilience has entered the aid lexicon. But is it just “new wine in old bottles”? Haven’t aid agencies already been seeking to build resilience among beneficiaries for decades? To find out, we spoke to David Gressly, who was appointed Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Sahel earlier this year.
There are just under 870 million hungry people in the world, according to a new hunger report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agriculutural Development. The report highlights programmes called "safety nets" as an important means of bringing that number down. In this episode, WFP Chief Economist Lynn Brown discusses some of the main conclusions in the report, such as how safety nets can lift people up by catching them when they fall.
Global food prices have taken a worrying turn as drought in the United States causes grain prices to surge. In the latest episode of the Food Factor Podcast, we spoke with WFP’s Deputy Director of Food Security Analysis Arif Husain to find out what the third food-price shock in five years means for the fight against hunger.