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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.

School Meals
23 May 2014

What happens when Shakira and Activia join forces to support WFP? Transformational programmes receive much-needed funding, and thousands of people hear about it for the very first time.

School Meals
9 May 2014

The Municipality of Jalapa is one of the largest producers of staple grains in the country. A statue of Xilomen, the indigenous Goddess of Maize, stands tall and receives visitors in a park within the city centre, which is located 70 kilometres North East of Ocotal, in the Department of Nueva Segovia. But a local producer is growing another type of staple food. After tasting dates donated by Saudi Arabia to the Nicaraguan School Feeding Programme, Alejandro Aguirre planted two date seeds at home. He was surprised with the results.

Emergency Assessments
7 May 2014

WFP Nicaragua staff member, Fabiola Chavez, participates in an EFSA for the first time. 

Her friendly face and huge smile greets colleagues, visitors, and vendors alike who come to the WFP Managua Office, where she has worked as a receptionist for the past five years.

 

Emergency Assessments, Initial Assessment, Emergencies, Logistics
7 May 2014

The Executive Secretariat of the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Relief (SINAPRED), Nicaragua’s Civil Defense, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), organized a Risk Management Course to better instruct 94 technicians from the government municipalities of Madriz, Esteli, Nueva Segovia and Boaco, Rio San Juan, and the Caribbean Coast. 

Logistics
7 May 2014

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Relief (SINAPRED), Nicaragua’s Civil Defence, have joined forces to build a warehouse to store food and other essential inputs as a   precautionary measure to be ready to assist in the event of an emergency. 

Purchase for Progress
30 April 2014

The members of the Multisectoral Women Organization of Wale-that is part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) project. Is preparing themselves for the next planting season, starting in May when their rainy season begins.

Purchase for Progress
22 April 2014

In Nicaragua, the World Food Programme (WFP) supports various activities with the aim of developing food security in vulnerable households. WFP’s initiatives in nutrition, education, and agriculture contribute to the strengthening of the government’s National Human Development Plan. Currently smallholder farmers produce 70% of the country’s staple grains. WFP purchases a portion of these grains to supply country programmes.

Emergencies, Floods
19 March 2014

WFP ensures that those in need do not go hungry. This month food was distributed to one of the most remote areas of Nicaragua, the Miskito communities. It is a region that few have visited. Its people are natives to the Caribbean coast, retain their own language, ancestral traditions, and communal organization. 

Focus on Women, Purchase for Progress
18 March 2014

Martha Matute is a 36 year old single woman from the town of Jalapa, Nueva Segovia. Martha has been an active member of the smallholder farmer’s organization “Nuevo Horizonte” (New Horizons) for the past 5 years. While speaking with her she adamantly expressed how “blessed” and happy she is because of the opportunity she now has share information and advise women of her community.