World Food Programme (WFP) Adopts New Strategic Plan to Address Food Crisis
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13 June 2008: The WFP Executive Board has adopted a new four–year strategic plan to address hunger needs arising from recent food price increases and shortages, as well as to fight hunger more strategically.

“This strategic plan marks a revolution in food aid that supports local markets in breaking the cycle of hunger,” said WFP […]

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June 2008: The WFP Executive Board has adopted a new fouryear strategic plan to address hunger needs arising from recent
food price increases and shortages, as well as to fight hunger more strategically.

“This
strategic plan marks a revolution in food aid that supports local markets in
breaking the cycle of hunger,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran. The
plan provides for a so called “80-80-80” solution: 80 percent of WFP food aid
will be spent locally, 80 percent of ground transport will be procured in the
developing world, and 80 percent of WFP staff will be hired locally. The
strategic goals of the plan include measures to support and strengthen resiliency of communities to shocks, including
adaptation to climate change, such as early warning tools to anticipate impacts
from changing climate and to prepare for shocks through disaster. [WFP press release]
[WFP strategic plan]

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