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23 October 2014

They represent 43 percent of agricultural labor around the world; however, the gap of inequality subsists. Access to agricultural products for feeding cities depends on a chain that starts with women working in rural areas. WFP and partners celebrated Rural Women's Day in Quito with a public advocacy event.


29 September 2014

800 women and men are receiving participating in training sessions offered by various institutions in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, in coordination with the local municipal government, among them the World Food Programme.


22 August 2014

Joining the Risk Management Secretariat and the Quinindé Municipality, WFP celebrated World Humanitarian Day and recognized the valiant efforts of two heroes from the Esmeraldas Province. In the ceremony, WFP represented the United Nations Team.


18 July 2014

As Ecuador further modernizes, it may be able to find stable ground by drawing upon knowledge from its past. The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.


18 July 2014

As Ecuador further modernizes, it may be able to find stable ground by drawing upon knowledge from its past. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.


3 July 2014

In WFP’s Climate Change Atlas which was launched earlier this year, the Papallacta area as well as 398 other communities in Ecuador, appear as vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change, including potential disasters and food insecurity. According to WFP, “Climate change increments the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, such as droughts, floods, grail, snow storms, freezing temperatures and glacier retreat”.


14 March 2014

March 9 - In the Province of Imbabura, Ecuadorian families are receiving food distributed by WFP in return for the protection of their water sources.  Each household earns one liter of oil, 6 kilos of rice and 3 kilos of lentils, three times a year, for maintaining 80 square meters of land in which ‘firewall’ trails have been created as a precautionary measures to prevent fires.

 


25 February 2014

Motivated, in part, by a desire to curb growing budget deficits, many countries are replacing broad subsidies with policies aimed more directly at the needy. But what form should the targeted aid take? A new paper* by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a think-tank, suggests that might have been a mistake. The authors analysed the results of an experiment conducted by the World Food Programme in Ecuador in 2011, which compared handouts of food, cash and vouchers—all conditional on attending nutrition classes.


24 February 2014

Motivated, in part, by a desire to curb growing budget deficits, many countries are replacing broad subsidies with policies aimed more directly at the needy. But what form should the targeted aid take? A new paper* by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a think-tank, suggests that might have been a mistake. The authors analysed the results of an experiment conducted by the World Food Programme in Ecuador in 2011, which compared handouts of food, cash and vouchers—all conditional on attending nutrition classes..
 


13 September 2013

After the first delivery of 200 fresh food baskets, the Santa Elena Provincial Government and WFP will continue with the food delivery timetable. The official ceremony marking the project's start will take place on September 12 at 2 o'clock in the community of San Antonio; WFP Representative and the Provincial Prefect will attend. Families from San Antonio, Cadeate and Libertador Bolívar communities in Manglaralto will receive a total of 119 fresh food baskets.