WFP Honduras Country Brief, September 2019

from World Food Programme
Published on 30 Sep 2019

In Numbers

6,000 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 143 k cash-based transfers made

USD 174.6 m total requirements

1,274,940 people assisted

Operational Updates

• Under Activity 2, the CO inaugurated the Food and Nutrition Education linked to School Feeding Postgraduate Program. The postgraduate will have a duration of 3 months and targets staff of the Secretary of Education (SEDUC), Secretary of Development and Social Inclusion (SEDIS), strategic partners and the National School Feeding Program team as part of the capacity building activities promoted through WFP Honduras CSP.

• WFP Honduras received the visit of the UN Global Coordinator of the Movement SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition). Honduras is the 61st country in subscribing to the movement, which is coordinated by the Government’s Technical Unit for Food Security and Nutrition (UTSAN). The coordinator held meetings with different actors involved in the movement such as the Government, academia, the private sector, UN agencies and civil society. The coordinator provided feedback on how to improve the work and synergies between the different actors.

• Under Activity 3, a workshop was conducted for the validation of the study "Cost of the Double Burden of Malnutrition", with the participation of staff of the Nutrition Institute of Central America and Panama (INCAP), the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC), WFP Regional Bureau, Government and nongovernment institutions. The National Consultants

Committee for the revision and validation of the first draft of the study was constituted during the workshop.
The country data was presented and accepted with a list of recommendations, which must be included in the final report.

Under Activity 5, the CO seeks to strengthen Agroclimatic information by purchasing 40 weather stations that will be installed in prioritized communities affected by the drought. The weather stations will be used to monitor meteorological variables locally and/or remotely. The purpose is to provide smallholder producers with accurate information on the current weather state for decision-making related to their harvests and/or production.