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WFP Ecuador Country Brief, June 2017

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Highlights

  • As part of a successful positioning strategy, WFP meets new official government authorities from key institutions whose mandates are complementary to WFP’s work.

  • The Country Office is prioritizing the establishment of new key alliances with potential donors in order to guarantee the long term sustainability of WFP’s activities in Ecuador.

Operational Updates

  • The Country Director, Kyung-Nan Park accompanied the Korean Ambassador and the Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on a field visit to Imbabura in order to observe the school meals programme and the small holder farmer associations linked to WFP’s Programmes.

  • The Country Director met with the Head of the Commission of Food Sovereignty of the National Assembly in order to discuss the Sustainable Development Goal 2, food sovereignty and WFP’s new Country Strategic Plan, including WFP’s potential role in advocating nutrition policies within national policies.

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Representative to Ecuador and WFP’s Country Director travelled to Colombia on an official mission to participate in meetings with ECHO, donors and partners to further coordinate activities in the northern Ecuadorian border.

  • The new President of the National Assembly chaired an official meeting that gathered the Diplomatic Corps and representatives from International Organizations to highlight the priorities for the new legislative period.

  • WFP participated in a meeting hosted by the new Secretary for Risk Management to strengthen partnerships for an aligned cooperation within the priorities of the institution.

  • Within the “Enhancing Resilience to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change – FORECCSA” Project, 2,569 vulnerable families in the Province of El Oro are benefiting from the implementation of seven adaptation measures related to irrigation, agroecology, water for human consumption and protection of water sources.

  • 2,790 small farmers (1,517 women and 1,273 men), through 66 small farmers’ associations, provided fresh and nutritious products for WFP’s school feeding programme.