World Food Programme

  • India signed a MoU with WFP for sending wheat to Afghanistan.
  • WFPis the food-assistance branch of UN and world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.
  • It was founded in 1961 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with its headquarters in Rome, Italy.
  • WFP works in over 120 countries and territories to enhance nutrition in women and children, support smallholder farmers, help prepare for climate-related shocks, and boost human capital.
  • Executive Board (India’s term to end in 2024) is WFP’s supreme governing body.
  • WFP’s funding comes from governments, corporations, individuals etc.
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