Peru

WFP Peru Country Brief, January 2017

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Highlights

  • On January 17 WFP and Chef Gastón Acurio hosted the Global Dinner in Lima. With the President of Peru, Ministers and high level representatives from the private sector and civil society attending, the dinner marked the beginning of the “Zero Hunger Peru” initiative. This national movement aims to bring chefs, government, academia, civil society, and the private sector together under one umbrella to close the gaps to achieve SDG 2 Peru before 2030.

  • WFP Peru hosted ministers and high-level government officials in an executive breakfast as part of the formulation process for the new Strategic Plan for Peru 2017-2021.

Operational Updates

In its efforts to support the Government to reach sustainable development goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and improve food security and nutrition, WFP led a capacity building workshop in Sechura province for 58 promoters on the use of home nutritional counselling manuals. Also, WFP provided technical assistance to 29 local government officials from Sechura province in the formulation of public investment projects aimed at improving food security and nutrition. Finally, WFP facilitated a workshop on food, nutrition and anaemia prevention for 20 leaders of the popular kitchen San Sebastián, as part of an overall effort to train grass roots civil society food organizations to provide nutritious and healthy services.

As part of WFP’s efforts to improve disaster risk management capacity in Peru, WFP led a workshop with 20 university lecturers on food security in emergencies. Also, WFP conducted a workshop at the National Institute of Civil Defense with civil servants on the use of WFP’s food insecurity map VAM in the institute’s ”Emergency and Disasters in Peru” report.

Challenges

  • The new Government plans to reduce anaemia in children under 36 months from 43 to 19 percent by 2021. The Minister of Social Inclusion has launched a nationwide programme against anaemia.