Kerry, World Food Programme partner to improve milk value chain in Burundi

BURUNDI – Kerry, one of the world’s leading taste and nutrition company has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme to launch Project Amata in Burundi, aimed to enhance the production and availability of safe, sustainable milk for children and communities. The project will be supported by a direct financial contribution of US$750,000 from the Irish company, aimed to improve food security and nutrition by strengthening the milk value chain. Over the course of the three-year programme, Kerry experts and WFP staff will work together with farmers and the…

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Government of Ireland supports WFP in establishment of National Nutrition Centre of Excellence in Malawi

MALAWI – The government of Ireland has joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in fight against malnutrition in Malawi, contributing EUR 550,000 (US$600,000). The contribution, according to WFP will be used to promote access to quality nutrition and health services targeting 30,000 malnourished children, adolescents, and women. Its focus will be on maternal, infant and child nutrition to reduce stunting and micronutrient deficiencies. The backing will also be used to provide technical support to the Government of Malawi in establishing a National Nutrition Centre of Excellence. The centre…

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WFP seeks US$132m to deliver food to over 750,000 vulnerable people in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – The United Nations World Food Programme is in urgent need of US$132.4 million to be channelled in offering humanitarian food assistance in the next 12 months to the 750,000 people affected by the conflicts in nothern Mozambique. WFP is currently assisting up to 400,000 people in the country with an in-kind monthly family food basket of 50 kg of cereals, 5 liters of oil and 10 kg of dried beans and lentils. The humanitarian organization also provides cash-based assistance where local markets are functioning, allowing families to choose…

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