World Food Programme in China 1979-2003
A celebration of 30 years of cooperation : Originally established in 1979 as a means of providing relief through food assistance, the partnership between
the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the People’s Republic of China (China) expanded and transformed over the past 30 years. Together, WFP
and the Chinese government helped to develop wide areas of remote rural China, moving millions of Chinese out of absolute poverty. As China demonstrated
remarkable growth and achieved food self-sufficiency, it gradually shifted from a recipient to a donor to WFP. Today, WFP and the Chinese government are
collaborating to provide food assistance to millions of impoverished individuals around the world, working toward the common MDG goal of eliminating global hunger.