WFP China Country Brief, September 2018

Situation Report
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In Numbers

Forty-three (10 male and 33 female) kindergarten teachers were trained on nutrition and dietary knowledge.

Two SSC training workshops were organized for 28 participants from ten countries.

A $250,000 USD contribution is confirmed from, the world's largest online and ondemand delivery platform.

Operational Updates

  • The WFP preschool nutrition improvement project focuses on nutrition education. In order to enhance the nutrition and health awareness of the teachers and children’s caregivers, WFP is partnering with the Institute of Food and Nutrition Development of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) to develop a nutrition education curriculum, innovative messaging tools, and materials for various groups using both online and offline platforms.

  • In early August, the WFP China Office, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, organized a 10-day training workshop on Value Chain Development for Smallholders through South-South Cooperation. A total of 11 participants from 5 countries took part in this workshop, including technical experts, food management personnel, leading farmers from Ghanaian, Kenyan, Nigerian, Cameroonian and Senegalese grain associations and respective WFP Country Office personnel. In Zhejiang Province, participants visited Alibaba Headquarters in Hangzhou and learned about Ecommerce integration with value chain development in rural China. This activity included participation from Mr. Stanlake Samkage, WFP Senior Director of Strategic Coordination and Support.

  • WFP China organized a Training Workshop on National Grain Reserves and Food System Management during 17-26 August. A total of 17 technical experts and government officials from Niger, Tanzania, Egypt, Uganda, and Senegal, as well as WFP staff from respective country offices and the Regional Bureau of Nairobi joined the workshop. Participants attended the 2018 China Grain Trade Conference and made technical visits to various industry leaders and academic institutes. This activity is one of several follow-up activities from the Demand-Driven South-South Cooperation Symposium in May 2017.