Centre of Excellence against Hunger News
An area of 120 hectares is the territory of 28 families in Quilombo Senhor do Bonfim, in the municipality of Areia, in Paraiba state. In 2011, they ended a long process of recognition as quilombo remnants and received the title of their land, where they produce banana, cassava, kale, peppers, sweet potatoes, orange, lemon and other fruits, vegetables and tubers.
Smallholder farming is a central point of Brazil's strategy to fight hunger and poverty. The strengthening of this activity generates income for rural families, who are among the groups most vulnerable to food insecurity, facilitates access to healthy food and supports the culture and eating habits of each region.
Agriculture, animal husbandry, nutrition, income generation, school feeding. These were some of the topics discussed during the study visit of a delegation of 18 representatives of the government of Kenya and the WFP country office. They were in Brazil from 9 to 20 of May to learn about Brazilian social development programmes.
An audience comprised of 70 governmental delegations from five continents participated from 10 to 13 May in the 11th International Seminar Social Policies for Development, in Brasilia. The 250 participants came to Brazil to learn about the Brazilian strategies to fight hunger and social inequality.
Workshop presented an overview of the Brazilian School Feeding Programme to 11 countries Delegations
On 9 May, delegations of 11 countries participating in the International Seminar Social Policies for Development took part the School Feeding and Nutrition Day workshop. Organized by the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger, the workshop was focused in sharing the experiences of the Brazilian National School Feeding Programme (PNAE).
Representatives of the National Education Development Fund (FNDE) and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), as well as members of the World Food Programme country offices (WFP) also attended the workshop.
From 10 to 13 May, Brasilia will host the 11th edition of the International Seminar Social Policies for Development. Held by the Brazilian Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS), the seminar is an opportunity for 66 developing countries’ governments to learn about the social policies that helped Brazil lift 36 million people out of poverty and leave the UN Hunger Map.
As part of the learning exchange activities in Brazil, on 9 May the delegations participating in the International Seminar Social Policies for Development will attend the School Feeding and Nutrition Day workshop. Organized by the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger, the workshop will discuss in detail the Brazilian National School Feeding Programme (PNAE).
The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger is conducting, for the first time, an external evaluation to measure its impact and to develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy. With this effort, the Centre expects to analyse the wide range of activities performed in its first five years of work to continue improving its efficiency and efficacy.
The Centre of Excellence against Hunger released today its Annual Report 2015. The publication contains the main activities, challenges and achievements of the Centre over the past year and highlights the support to the creation of regional cooperation networks on school feeding.
2015 was marked by the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 objectives that will guide the work of 193 signatory countries to promote fair, equitable and sustainable development by 2030.
From 4 to 8 April, the Centre of Excellence made a mission to Laos to see the country’s efforts in school feeding and to assess opportunities to support the implementation of the government’s action plan for the 2016-2020 period. Back to the office, Sharon Freitas, the Centre’s expert, presented a full report on the mission and the potential for collaboration between the Centre and the government of Laos and the WFP country office.