Food for Thought: The WFP addresses gender and food politics

  FRANCE 24: #THE 51% As a weekend-long conference of the United Nations draws to a close, a partnership within the World Food Programme (WFP) has emerged. In attempting to deal with meeting the nutritional needs of vulnerable persons during humanitarian crises, proponents of a cooperative resolution include Denmark, India, Sweden – and Afghanistan. In … More Food for Thought: The WFP addresses gender and food politics

Droning on and on…

DAILY NEWS EGYPT: After a long collaboration between two-thirds of the delegation in the World Food Programme (WFP), the initiative to use drones for the distribution of food has been dropped. The debate over drone usage acted as a difficult speed bump for several sessions, as the WFP developed solutions to providing adequate nutrition to … More Droning on and on…

Drone food delivery doesn’t fly in World Food Programme

BBC: A recent committee session of the World Food Programme (WFP) saw the introduction of a contemporary solution to an age old problem: the use of drones to deliver food aid to inaccessible crisis-stricken areas. But the idea, nice as it may be in theory, flops in debate. Delegates of the WFP have been brainstorming … More Drone food delivery doesn’t fly in World Food Programme

South Africa: The Messiah of other African countries?

DER SPIEGEL: South Africa aims to reduce malnutrition in Africa, but for how long can they continue to help other countries without addressing their problems? South Africa, probably the most developed country in Africa, has decided to help the rest of continent by reducing malnutrition in the continent. Speaking to Der Spiegel, the delegate of … More South Africa: The Messiah of other African countries?

World Food Programme explores treatment for malnourished populations

BBC: The World Food Programme (WFP) is discussing the increased deployment of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF). Documents obtained by the BBC, however, include little mention of ethical or sustainable sourcing methods. The World Food Programme, in an attempt to address the woes of malnourished populations, has looked to a product known as an Ready-to-Use Therapeutic … More World Food Programme explores treatment for malnourished populations

Russia sets groundwork to overcome political challenges in WFP

  RUSSIA TODAY: Russia conducts a grand symphony of cooperation “Yield more while utilizing less” has become the oft repeated call from delegates in the World Food Programme (WFP) discussing the topic of “Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Vulnerable People during Humanitarian Crisis.” Their commitment has been clear as they discussed adapting agricultural techniques, sharing … More Russia sets groundwork to overcome political challenges in WFP

As the planet gets warmer, its people get hungrier

DAILY NEWS EGYPT: The impact of global climate change on states’ abilities to meet the nutritional needs of the world’s most vulnerable citizens is a primary concern for many delegates of the World Food Programme (WFP). Figures provided to the delegates listed an increase in average global temperature of 1.02 degrees Celcius (from January to … More As the planet gets warmer, its people get hungrier