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Cash and Vouchers, Climate Change, Food for Assets, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
29 June 2015

In this ever-evolving environment, creativity and innovation are key to changing the world. Committed to eliminating hunger within our lifetimes, the World Food Programme (WFP) continuously strives to innovate and seek out creative ideas to fight hunger and improve worldwide nutrition. Our ideas can range from Breast Feeding Festivals to biofortication projects. Read on and discover the seven unconventional ways that the WFP is making hunger history in Latin America. 

Nutrition
1 May 2015

LA PAZ – The WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto, met with national authorities and partners during an official mission to Bolivia from 21 to 23 April to highlight the importance of proper nutrition among people in the most food insecurity areas of the country.

School Meals
21 April 2015

With curiosity, excitement and a little bit of apprehension, children in two rural schools in the Chuquisaca Department of Bolivia received representatives from the Canadian social enterprise Earth Group, who have been supporting WFP’s school feeding programme in Bolivia since 2014.

School Meals
10 October 2014

The productive and sustainable school feeding programme in Bolivia assists every year 40,000 children of rural areas. In three departments, Chuquisaca, Tarija y Pando, WFP gives one meal (breakfast or lunch) which is complemented by second meal that is provided by the municipal government. The purpose of the programme is that children, especially girls, attend classes, reduce hunger in the short term and focus on their lessons.

Cash and Vouchers
23 September 2014

The World Food Programme distributed cash and vouchers as part of its emergency response to the local population affected by floods in the Ñeembucu department, Paraguay. As many as 1.575 flood-hit families benefited from cash and vouchers, an innovative WFP modality under implementation in four districts of Ñeembucu: Pilar, Villa Albin, Cerrito and Umbu Island.


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.

School Meals
8 August 2014

Cooking on stove tops with heavy exposure to smoke has always made preparing school meals uncomfortable and unhealthy for mothers in Chuquisaca schools. The smoke irritated their eyes and throats, and not only consumed a lot of firewood but also time. With the financial support of TRUVIA, the Association of Municipalities Supporting School Feeding in Chuquisaca (MAECH) and WFP, schools built ecological stoves nicknamed LOLA. “We are free of the smoke”, said one mother.

Cash and Vouchers
31 July 2014

ASUNCIÓN- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched an emergency response to assist 32,210 people. Two mechanisms were implemented to assist families affected by the severe flooding: readily available coupons to redeem for food and cash to buy food.

School Meals
31 July 2014

Cobija- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will begin to deliver food to 145 schools in six Municipalities within the Department of Pando in order to feed 6,527 school children participating in the sustainable school feeding programme. WFP will also provide technical assistance to local governments and connect smallholder farms with the programme in order to open markets for their production.

Emergencies
22 July 2014

Women of the Assembly of the Guaraní People (APG) communities of Yakulgua organized a nutrition fair in the city of Yacuiba.