The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of China have recently signed agreements to provide food assistance to Yemen, Lesotho, Dominican Republic, and the Republic of Congo to respond to their food needs outlined in recent Humanitarian Response Plans. The agreements were signed by WFP’s high-level management and the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA). Established in 2018, CIDCA is China’s new governmental agency that oversees foreign … [Read more...] about WFP-China Agreement to provide Food Assistance in Four Countries
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), together with the Government of Cambodia and the European Investment Bank (EIB), has launched a US$125 million rural development project to boost incomes and food security for 200,000 families in Cambodia. In Cambodia, two-thirds of rural families face seasonal food shortages each year. Farmers often lack access to new markets, training and technology, and rural infrastructure is often poor. This leaves rural communities, especially … [Read more...] about IFAD launch US$125 Million Project to boost Incomes and Food Security
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Civil society organizations and private sector to join regional governments in deliberations on future food security for Asia and the Pacific. Civil society organizations (CSO) from Asia and the Pacific have participated in a two-day meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in preparation for their participation in a major multilateral conference aimed at charting a course for the region’s food security and rural prosperity. The CSO participation in FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Asia and the … [Read more...] about CSOs in Asia and Pacific to join on future Food Security
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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set out a new framework for collaboration in areas of food security, nutrition and innovative investment solutions. WFP’s Executive Director, David Beasley and President of the IsDB Group, Dr. Bandar Hajjar, signed the MoU on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. During the signing ceremony, Beasley said, "This is an exciting … [Read more...] about WFP and IsDB Partnership on new Framework for collaboration in areas of Food Security and Nutrition
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is in the process of creating a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations, LLC to accelerate the development of innovations supported by the foundation’s Agricultural Development team. The entity, to be known as Gates Ag One, aims to speed up efforts to provide smallholder farmers in developing countries, many of whom are women, with access to the affordable tools and innovations they need to sustainably improve crop … [Read more...] about Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is all set to create New Nonprofit for Agricultural Innovations
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Isagenix’s nonprofit foundation, the ISA Foundation has announced $601,000 in grants to help 21 U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The grants, which will help with projects ranging from nourishing food-insecure families to assisting communities after natural disasters, range from $5,000 to $100,000 and will aid people in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Haiti. The 21 recipients include: Emeril Lagasse Foundation: Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, the foundation’s … [Read more...] about U.S. based NGOs to benefit from $601,000 in Grants
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Perdue Farms with the launch of its new "Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors" hunger initiative is elevating its commitment to alleviate food insecurity. It also announced a Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation-funded $1 million donation to support its Feeding America-affiliated food bank partners in celebration of the company's 100th anniversary. Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors is a company-wide initiative focused on providing access to nutritious protein for people struggling with … [Read more...] about United States: Perdue Foundation donates $1 Million to alleviate Food Insecurity and combat Hunger
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The Government of Sweden has made a contribution of SEK 20 million (US$2 million) to help meet the food and nutrition needs of people affected by the drought in Zambia. The funds will enable WFP to procure and deliver 1,435 MT of pulses to almost 400,000 vulnerable people to cover their food and nutrition needs for one month. The new contribution, confirmed in November 2019, comes following the drought in the last farming season that contributed to significant crop failure, leaving 24 … [Read more...] about Sweden contributes SEK 20 Million to meet Food and Nutrition Needs of Zambian People
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Myanmar have renewed their strategic partnership through the signing of a Letter of Understanding to provide one million conflict-affected people in Kachin, Rakhine, Shan and other states and regions with food and nutrition assistance. Under the partnership, WFP and the Government will further boost collaboration for the implementation of WFP’s current five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP). Resilience-building and emergency … [Read more...] about WFP and Government of Myanmar renew Partnership to end Hunger
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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan welcomes a contribution of US$500,000 from the Republic of Korea as overall humanitarian needs are deepening in the country with 7.5 million people needing various kinds of support in 2020. The contribution, which will provide cash-based transfers assistance to tens of thousands of refugees, comes as WFP seeks funding as it is ramping up its operations amid rising hunger. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to South Sudan, H.E. … [Read more...] about Korea contributes US$500,000 to fulfill Humanitarian Needs of Refugees in South Sudan