News release

17 October 2014

MASERU – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

30 October 2013

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) marked World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts. 

Centre of Excellence against Hunger
23 August 2013

MASERU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and an inter-ministerial Lesotho Government delegation are to travel to Brazil to learn new skills for managing the country’s school meals programme. The trip will last from 25 August till 6 September

10 June 2013

MASERU - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has contributed 90 tons of food worth 735,110 Saudi Arabian Riyal (USD$196,000)  to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for distribution to people affected by drought, floods and crop failure in Lesotho.

Cash and Vouchers, HIV/AIDS
25 April 2013

A contribution of more than US$2 million by the Government of Japan to WFP will help protect vulnerable people in Lesotho from hunger.

National Capacity, Food Security Analysis, Nutrition
28 May 2012

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) signed a landmark agreement in Botswana on 25 May 2012 to work together to fight food insecurity in the 15 member countries of the SADC region of southern Africa.

16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.

12 October 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed an innovative seasonal on-line fundraising campaign that connects together two different worlds -- small-scale farmers in rural Africa and a global community of food bloggers.

24 September 2007

WFP completes a historic purchase by buying maize directly from a group of small-scale farmers in Lesotho, the first ever direct purchase in that country. The farmer produced a surplus despite the country’s worst drought in 30 years by using conservation farming techniques.