COCHABAMBA – Through its Ambassador in Bolivia, the Federative Republic of Brazil made a donation of 500 metric tons of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the implementation of school feeding programmes and to assist households affected by recurrent natural disasters in rural areas.
This donation is particularly important since it is part of the South-South cooperation between Bolivia and Brazil and because it is an in-kind donation that the WFP in Bolivia had not received in a long time.
Destination of the donation
Three-hundred metric tons of the rice donated will be destined to the school feeding programme, managed by the Ministry of Education, through which close to 20,000 schoolchildren from the rural area will be benefitted in the 2013 school year within the framework of the 2013-2017 Country Programme supported by the WFP.
The remaining 200 metric tons of rice will be directed to feeding rural households and farmers affected regularly by natural disasters, with the aim of protecting their livelihoods and reducing disaster risk, within the framework of WFP’s relief and recovery operation, coordinated with the Vice-Ministry of Civil Defense.