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Strategic Plan

WFP's strategic plan for 2008-2013 lays out five objectives for the organization:


  1. Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies
  2. Prevent acute hunger and invest in disaster preparedness and mitigation measures
  3. Restore and rebuild lives and livelihoods in post-conflict, post-disaster or transition situations
  4. Reduce chronic hunger and undernutrition
  5. Strengthen the capacities of countries to reduce hunger, including through hand-over strategies and local purchase

These objectives reflect the changing nature of food aid and hunger, and WFP’s history, experience and comparative advantages.

The plan marks a historical shift from WFP as a food aid agency to WFP as a food assistance agency, with a more nuanced and robust set of tools to respond to critical hunger needs. Its overarching goal is to reduce dependency and to support governmental and global efforts to ensure long term solutions to the hunger challenge.

Read the full version of WFP's Strategic Plan

What We Do

On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 90 million people in 75 countries. See operations.

As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. We save lives by getting food to the hungry fast.

But WFP also works to help prevent hunger in the future. We do this through programmes that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure.

WFP has developed expertise in a range of areas including Food Security Analysis, Nutrition, Food Procurement and Logistics to ensure the best solutions for the world's hungry.  

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