27 February 2015
In the following text Dorte Ellehammer, former WFP Representative in El Salvador, bids farewell to the country in which she served for five years and describes the actions taken during her tenure: "I am satisfied that during my time in El Salvador we developed innovative solutions to hunger and malnutrition. These initiatives sought to promote changes in attitudes and practices in health, food, nutrition, handling and storage of food, through the implementation of educational and participatory strategies."
25 February 2015
The coast of Isla de Mendez in El Salvador was at the epicenter of the country’s first tsunami simulation exercise jointly organized by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Home Affairs of El Salvador to assess the capacity response of authorities and also prepare communities for this kind of event.
25 February 2015
The Coffee Rust and last year’s prolonged drought severely reduced the income and food reserves among Salvadorans who depend on temporary farm jobs and subsistence farming to feed their families. Thanks to Progresando El Salvador, an USAID-funded project implemented by WFP and local NGOs, 23 women in the community of Manantiales discovered new ways of feeding their families.
25 February 2015
Salvadoran families are still recovering from the impact of Coffee Rust –a fungus which reduces crop yields and quality—and the severe drought in 2014 that hit Central America. In late 2014, WFP in El Salvador began voucher distributions, assisting 11,500 families. In the past, food distributions were limited to rations of maize, beans and rice, but today the new vouchers allow families to choose the food they prefer to eat.
10 September 2014
The Coffee Rust outbreak in El Salvador affected coffee production, labor demand, family income and therefore the food security of thousands of families who depend on coffee production. Thanks to USAID support, about 8.200 Salvadoran families will receive food vouchers for the next eight months to help them rebuild their livelihoods, improve their food security and reduce poverty. WFP will implement this project with authorities and NGOs.
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.
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.
15 April 2014
Executive Board representatives from six UN agencies (UNDP/UNOPS/UNFPA, UN Women, UNICEF and WFP) visited the community of Monte Sagrado, in the municipality of Apaneca. Recently, the community has experienced a rapid growth in unemployment due to coffee rust, which has affected the food security of nearly 13,000 families.
5 February 2014
PANAMA CITY –The World Food Programme (WFP) has appointed Miguel Barreto, a Peruvian national, as its new Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. His duty will be to oversee WFP operations across the region.
27 January 2014
In the last third of 2012, El Salvador suffered an extended period of drought which affected the principle area where basic grains are grown. One particular area was the southern region of the Sonsonate Department.
- Anastasia Torres : Working for Her Community with the Hand of WFP in EL Salvador Source: www.trust.org
- La Prensa- El Salvador- Coffee Rust Causes Hunger for Coffee Pickers [In Spanish] Source: LA PRENSA
- Supporting Cooperatives to Access Markets Source: Local
- Support cooperatives to access markets Source: Local
- El Salvador: Nourishing Cacaopera Source: Local
- 11 September 2013 Third Puch Marathon in El Salvador
- 26 April 2013 WFP Executive Director Visits Panama
- 21 December 2012 El Salvador: An Innovative Education Strategy
- 5 December 2012 Nourishing El Salvador Helps Fight Chronic Undernutrition