WFP gains US$6m support from Japan to boost nutrition response in Ghana, The Gambia

WEST AFRICA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$6 million contribution from the Government of Japan to boost food security in Ghana and The Gambia. In Ghana, the international agency will channel US$4.5 million towards a public-private partnership project which aims to make quality nutrition and health services available to 250,000 people. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service, WFP will partner with three private sector Japanese firms, The Ajinomoto Foundation (TAF)/KOKO Plus Foundation (KPF), NEC Corporation and Sysmex Corporation, to…

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WFP receives US$3m financial backing from Asia to support food assistance in Africa

AFRICA – The government of Japan and Korea have issued their support towards World Food Programme’s efforts of combating food insecurity in Africa. According to the humanitarian organization, over 34 million people across the world are grappling with emergency levels of acute hunger, with majority of them being in Africa. To curb the menace, WFP has welcomed US$1.2 million from the republic of Korea to boost its efforts including offering food assistance for vulnerable communities in five countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Madagascar, South Sudan and Burkina Faso. “We are grateful for…

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India supports climate resilient agriculture in Zimbabwe with US$1m contribution

ZIMBABWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe has received US$1 million from the government of India to support its efforts towards strengthening resilience to climate change in the country. The contribution, provided through the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, will be used to assist more than 5200 smallholder farmers in Chiredzi and Mangwe districts. Working alongside partners, WFP Zimbabwe will provide expertise through its Smallholder Agricultural Market Support (SAMS) programme, to strengthen the resilience and capacity of selected smallholder farmers. The project will promote the cultivation of…

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WFP partners with Promasidor, Tolaram and other food processor support Nigerian agri-tech start-ups

NIGERIA – The UN World Food Programme in partnership with leading food industry players in Nigeria have partnered to support six budding entrepreneurs in the food and agriculture sector, scale up their innovation with N120 million (US$290,000) worth of funding. The funding was channelled through the ‘2021 Zero Hunger Sprint – Nigeria’s Innovation Challenge’ undertaken under the Zero Hunger Roundtable. Zero Hunger Roundtable is a multi-sector forum aimed at collectively addressing food challenges as a part of the UN’s global mandate to achieve Zero Hunger by the year 2030. The…

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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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