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12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• After a two-year break, school’s meals activities resumed since 18 September 2017, in the 1,574 schools of the National Integrated School Meals Programme.

• The recruitment process of NGOs for the monitoring of the school meals activities is ongoing for the Country Programme (CP 200721) and the Trust Fund project (TF 201090) school meals programme.

• The prepositioning of food commodities in the schools for both CP 200721 and TF 201090 is ongoing.

Operational Updates

05 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government of Benin and WFP country office signed a four-year funds transfer agreement of XAF 27.2 billion, to implement school meals programme in 1,574 schools through an integrated approach.

  • WFP in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistic and Applied Economics is conducting the third edition of the national survey on the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA).

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 2 May, a delegation from Saudi Arabia visited Benin for the donation ceremony of 30 tons of dates to WFP supported school meals programme.

  • A total of 6,424 mt of food commodities are being delivered in Niger through the supply corridor of Benin.

  • Food deliveries for the last quarter of the school year took place. WFP provides school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55 during this last trimester.

Operational Updates

01 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 11 April, a high-level visit by Benin’s First Lady and the Director of Claudine Talon Foundation was conducted in the district of Ifangni lo learn more about WFP-supported school meals programme.

  • The Ministry of Education organized on 26 and 27 April, the second Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) workshop with all stakeholders (including those benefiting from WFP’s support).

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government through the Ministry of primary and basic education, in partnership with WFP Benin country office has organized the second edition of the African Schools Meals Day.

  • The third and last food deliveries for the 2016/17 school year started on 10 march 2017 for three weeks. WFP provided school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55.

Operational Updates

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The fifth budget revision has been approved to extend the Development project (DEV 200304) for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018).

  • Funds are needed to pursue capacity development activities in the school meals programme including trainings for members of school canteens committees.

  • Seven districts of the Savannah and Kara regions may experience food shortages in the coming months due to the low level of food production recorded in those areas during the 2016-2017 agricultural year.

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP country office received a delegation from Sofia University in Japan to visit Benin school meals programme.

  • Food deliveries to schools ended on 28 February 2017. WFP provided school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.

  • Since January 2017, the Country Programme is experiencing severe funding constraints.

WFP Assistance

23 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The fifth budget revision has been approved to extend DEV 200304 for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018).

  • Funds are needed to pursue capacity development activities in the school meals programme including trainings for members of schools canteens committees.

Challenges

23 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food deliveries to schools are underway. WFP will only be able to provide school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.

  • In the framework of the "Innovations from the field: Gender Mainstreaming from the ground up" project WFP conducted a baseline survey on nutritional status among children aged 6 to 59 months and pregnant and nursing women in two villages of Karimama.

  • From January 2017 onwards, the Country Programme will experience severe funding constraints.

01 Feb 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The fifth Budget Revision is approved to extend Development Project (DEV) 200304 for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018). Additional funds are still needed to implement planned activities.

Operational updates

31 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is in the process of purchasing food to provide school meals to 101,279 children, only for 21 days.

  • From January 2017 onwards, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.

Operational Updates

  • Food is being procured to assist 101,279 children in 562 schools. The tonnage purchased will cover only 21 days in the first trimester of 2017.

  • School feeding management committees have been set up and members trained on school meals management.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • A delegation from Togo visited the Country Office to discuss the multisectoral implementation of the school feeding programme in Benin.

  • The Country Office organized events during the campaign against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence day to sensitize the staff and partners on this issue.

  • To date, WFP has assisted 96,765 children with school meals. However, starting next January, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.

Operational Updates

24 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The country office has just launched its first cash distribution using mobile money for asset creation activities in Malanville. Nearly 850 people will receive conditional cash.

  • The United Nations day has been celebrated in a school supported by WFP. This has been a great opportunity to increase the visibility of WFP’s interventions in Benin.

  • To date, nearly 99,000 school children have been provided with school meals. However, starting next January, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.

27 Oct 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the third quarter of 2016 (July to September). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights