About: World Food Programme is the UN agency focused on hunger alleviation and food security. Globally, it responds to emergencies making sure food reaches where it is needed, especially in times of civil strife and natural disasters. In India, WFP has moved from providing direct food aid to providing technical assistance and capacity building services to the Government of India. WFP is focusing on enabling the country’s food-based social safety nets to function more efficiently and effectively in providing food to their target population.
Location: New Delhi
Focus Areas: Food and Nutrition Security; Strengthening food-based safety nets; Policy reform to enhance food and nutrition security; Fortification of food; Food security mapping and analysis; Addressing nutrition concerns during the first 1000 days of life; Addressing nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, and older persons.
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture
Flagship Publication/s: The State of Food Insecurity; Food Insecurity Atlas of Rural India; Food Insecurity Atlas of Urban India