30 September 2015

Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

Purchase for Progress
22 September 2015

In Afghanistan, the World Food Programme (WFP) reinforces smallholder farmers ‘capacity to transform agriculture, increase incomes and improve households’ access to nutritious foods.

14 July 2015

A World Food Programme (WFP) project in Afghanistan is hoping to establish soya as a major crop and source of protein across the country.

11 May 2015

To the relief of her mother and doctors, Zuhal is putting on weight. But just three months ago the 18-month-old girl from eastern Laghman Province in Afghanistan weighed only five kilos, less than half the average for a child of her age. 

General Food Distribution
16 April 2015

Recent snowfall have triggered avalanches causing the death of around 300 people, affecting thousands of  families and destroying agricultural lands across 19 provinces in Afghanistan.

Focus on Women
9 March 2015

In a country where girls are rarely allowed to attend school, WFP's food serves as a powerful incentive for male family members to send the women - mothers and adolescent girls - of their family to vocational skills and literacy classes.

22 January 2015

Every winter, WFP distributes food to vulnerable families living in the Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS).

Food for Assets
18 September 2014

With decades of conflict and a harsh geographical terrain, unemployment is high in Afghanistan. This is tough for families especially during the "lean season," the months before harvest time when food stocks and employment opportunities often dwindle to nothing.

P4P News, P4P Stories from the field
15 September 2014

A biscuit factory shipped from Italy in seven containers and assembled in Afghanistan is now churning out nutrient-rich cookies for victims of humanitarian emergencies. At the same time, it is giving local farmers, millers and businessmen a chance of a brighter economic future.

Focus on Women, Food for Assets
21 July 2014

WFP has been providing food assistance to vulnerable women, especially widows and female school drop-outs, to encourage them to take part in vocational training courses that will teach them income-generating skills such as embroidery, handicrafts and making bed rolls for children.