WFP Peru Country Brief, September 2019

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

USD 31 M Total requirements

Operational Updates.

Project with private sector in Ancash

WFP’s Country Director, Tania Goossens visited the new health and nutrition project funded by Antamina in Ancash region. The areas visited during the mission were San Marcos, Chavin de Huantar, Antonio Raimondi and Cajacay. A meeting with de Governor of Ancash was held to present the project.

Rice Fortification

With WFP support, the Regional Government of Lambayeque organized a meeting with 40 rice millers to promote rice fortification. The meeting was also attended by a rice industry representative of Costa Rica and national authorities from the ministries of Health and Agriculture. Lambayeque is a very strategic region with the most significant number of large-scale millers in the country. Following a request for assistance from the region of San Martin (the country’s largest rice producer), WFP will assist the regional Government to develop a strategic plan on food fortification.

School Feeding Programme

WFP continues to support the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme Pilot in Ayacucho, in which students grow a variety of vegetables. During September, meetings were held with Ayacucho’s Regional Bureau of Qali Warma, FONCODES, the regional Government and local governments (Huamanga and Nazareno) to assess the progress of the purchase model. The pilot reaches 20 schools and 2,800 students of pre-primary and primary education.

Healthy nutrition habits in school

WFP is joining forces with the Ministry of Education to promote healthy nutrition habits in schools through a strategy called "Healthy Education and Sustainable Environments" along with 8 other ministries. Building on WFP’s experience with “Proyecto Semilla” (seed project) the Ministry of Education requested WFP to support the design of the strategy and its implementation in selected schools.

School Brigade

WFP carried out 6 workshops in three schools in the district of Ventanilla for 75 teachers and 60 students on the importance of physical activity and healthy lunchboxes to prevent overweight and obesity. .

Strengthening community advisory on domestic violence

The Emergency Centre for Women (CEM) and WFP work together on capacity development of community volunteers, 25 community advisors, trained on domestic violence-related issues and masculinities.