Honduras

Honduras Brief: Reporting period: 01 July – 30 September 2015

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Honduras was hit by a coffee rust mould, reducing smallholder coffee production by almost 50 percent. The country has also been affected for a second consecutive year by an extended drought that has affected over 270,000 households, causing food prices of basic grains to increase at an unprecedented rate in the last two years. WFP has been assisting people in the Dry Corridor afflicted by food insecurity due to the ongoing drought through cash and vouchers activities.

WFP is also carrying out technical and sectoral studies to expand its role as a strategic partner in economic and social development. Through its Country Programme, WFP provides assistance to improve the food security, nutrition, education and climate resilience of the most underprivileged rural populations.

Since 2004, in cooperation with the Government of Honduras, WFP has managed the National School Feeding Programme, assisting over 1.3 million children, in more than 17,000 schools with nutritious and diversified food, offering locally produced fresh food and eggs.

Honduras is particularly vulnerable to climate change and is highly exposed to natural disasters. In order to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, Honduras is part of the regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation. WFP programmes are in line with the Honduran National Plan and Country Vision 2010-2022, the National Food Security Strategy 2010-2022 and with the government’s plan for “A Better Life”, aiming at improving living conditions of the poorest segments of society. WFP also acts within the framework of the UNDAF 2012-2016.