25 February 2015
Cuban farmers have worked mostly under a centralized model of agriculture, with the State providing inputs at highly subsidized prices and buying all their production at a fixed price. Now, as a result of Cuba’s ongoing process to update its economic model, new opportunities have been created for farmers to sell their products privately. But they need to adapt to meet new targets and seize these opportunities.
14 February 2015
A radio programme on child nutrition in the province of Las Tunas served as a platform for a group of mothers to express their views on the Chispitas para Crecer (Sprinkles to Grow, in English). This joint project of the Government of Cuba and WFP provides micronutrient powder to prevent and control anemia among children under 3.
29 January 2015
Santiago de Cuba was the worst affected province in eastern Cuba after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Extensive losses were reported in the agricultural sector and hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed. Public infrastructure was severely damaged, including the Port of Santiago de Cuba, a key entry point for supplies.
28 January 2015
HAVANA. --Knowledge management and cost management acquired by farmers and managers of cooperatives was one of the aspects that most impressed the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) of Canada who recently visited World Food Programme (WFP) projects in the province of Guantánamo.
9 December 2014
HAVANA –The Regional Thematic Pre-consultation Meeting on humanitarian effectiveness took place on December 5 in Havana Cuba. This meeting is part of a worldwide consultation process to generate inputs and specific action plans to strengthen humanitarian action at a global level.
4 September 2014
Can you imagine the world without hunger? WFP school meals recipients around the world were asked the same question, then invited to submit their answers in pictures. Take a look at the 16 winning pictures of the world with zero hunger. Which one would you like to live in?
15 August 2014
Panamanian national, Leica Cousins, has been working in the humanitarian sector for more than 10 years, the majority of which have been with WFP at the Regional Bureau in Panama City, Panama.
16 July 2014
There is often the misconception that hunger and malnutrition refer to the same condition. While the two often go hand-in-hand there are significant differences. With the assistance of The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) we are hoping to break this common misconception. Read on for 11 myth busting facts about malnutrition and examples of how WFP is tackling it in Latin America.
6 June 2014
The link between social programmes and family agriculture as a tool for development brought together experts and representatives of the governments of Brazil and Cuba with the support of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Cuba. This encounter has special significance against the backdrop of the celebration of the International Year of Family Farming.
5 February 2014
PANAMA CITY –The World Food Programme (WFP) has appointed Miguel Barreto, a Peruvian national, as its new Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. His duty will be to oversee WFP operations across the region.