30 September 2015

Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

Purchase for Progress
15 July 2015

The World Food Programme presented the new priorities of its activities in Cuba during the official launch of its first Country Programme (CP). With emphasis on sustainably and capacity strengthening, this programme sets the guidelines of WFP's collaboration in the island for 2015 to 2018.

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. 

24 June 2015

Representatives from the Cuban Government, Civil Defense, and the United Nations System gathered to discuss how to improve the country's emergency response and recovery capacities. This workshop was part of the joint preparatory activities for the new hurricane season in the framework of the UN Emergency Technical Team (UNETT).

P4P Stories from the field, Ambassadors & Celebrities
5 June 2015

Canadian Ambassador in Cuba visits WFP pilot project focused on food security and nutrition of children, pregnant women and the elderly. This project, funded by the Government of Canada, began in March 2014 and is benefitting over 61,000 people in the municipalities of Niceto Perez and El Salvador (Guantanamo province), and Union de Reyes (Matanzas province).

Capacity Building, Food for Assets
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.

Ambassadors & Celebrities
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.

10 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.