News release
Capacity Building
17 September 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, today signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas.

School Meals
26 August 2015

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

School Meals
14 August 2015

As a collective effort to strengthen the School Feeding Programme (SFP), Luis Enrique Garcia Brigard, Deputy Minister of Preschool, Basic and Secondary Education, and Deborah Hines, WFP Representative in Colombia, signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the next three years. 

Climate Change, Droughts, Nutrition
22 July 2015

Bogota, DC - The World Food Programme in Colombia (WFP) and the Department for Social Prosperity (DPS) organized a symposium tittled  "The incidence of desertification, drought and climate change on food and nutrition security" on July 22, 2015. 

21 May 2015

BOGOTA D.C. - Despite improvements in nutrition in Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the word in recent years, further efforts are still needed from all sectors to prevent and eradicate malnutrition in all its forms; undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity.

20 June 2014

BOGOTÁ – The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Disaster and Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week. Their objective is to establish an alliance to strengthen their capacity to respond to emergencies and generate the exchange of valuable information pertaining to the prevention of and attention to disasters.

Initial Assessment
3 June 2014

The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping of Food Security and Nutrition methodology (VAM) was established in Colombia through a partnership between the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Colombian Government’s Department of Social Prosperity (DPS). Through VAM, the region is better equipped to provide information on location, profile and number of people whom are vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity.

22 April 2014

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities. 

30 January 2014

The pilot programme for the prevention and reduction of anaemia will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and Social Prevention and the UN World Food Programme, as part of the strategy of Integral Attention to Early Childhood' Zero Hunger Forever”.

22 November 2013

PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries.