Through the Country Programme (CP), WFP will contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food insecurity for 11 million Indonesians, improve nutrition and strengthen emergency preparedness.
WFP completed its transition from direct distribution of food to strengthening the government programmes for food security analysis, school meals, social protection and emergency preparedness.
A study carried out by the Public Health Faculty of Nusa Cendana University in Kupang on the Province of Nusa Tenggara Timur found that 16 percent of students went to school without having breakfast while 37 percent who had breakfast did not meet the nutritional recommendation. To improve this condition, WFP in collaboration with the Nusa Tenggara Timur Local Government, school apparatus and nutrition experts initiated the Healthy Breakfast Campaign in six selected primary schools in Kupang City. Starting February, students will bring their breakfast to school three times a week.
This initiative was officiated by the signing of a commitment by the School’s Headmasters. The Healthy Breakfast Campaign is part of Activity 2 of the WFP’s Country Programme Action Plan to promote a balanced diet.
WFP Regional Director for Asia Pacific, Mr. David Kaatrud visited Indonesia on 19-20 January to discuss collaboration between WFP and the Government of Indonesia. In the meetings,
Indonesia’s new status as middle-income country and as member of G-20 was highlighted. As a result, WFP’s Country Strategic Plan focuses on technical assistance to strengthen government capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
On 9-13 January, Ms. Taryn Barclay, the Director for Cargill’s Corporate Responsibility Partnership, visited three primary schools in Banten and East Java Provinces where WFP is collaborating with Cargill to support the Ministry of Education’s School Meal Programme. Ms. Barclay spoke with school headmasters, teachers, parents, local health office staff and cooking groups about the implementation of the programme, including Cargill’s role. The Director applauded the commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated by communities in both locations in implementing the school meals.
WFP supported a workshop held by the Yogyakarta Local Disaster Management Authority on 25-26 January to formulate a draft Provincial Emergency Logistics Response Plan and finalise the Standard Operating Procedure for the Provincial Logistics Cluster.