Minister-president Jambon congratulates the World Food Programme (WFP) on the Nobel Peace Prize 2020. Flanders commends WFP for its relentless efforts to fight hunger, improve living conditions in conflict areas, integrate innovative approaches in its programmes and for its support to local farmers and markets.
WFP has been an important partner for Flanders since the beginning of Flemish development cooperation, especially in the pursuit of food security in the Flemish partner countries. In 2019 and 2020, Flanders and WFP worked closely together to reduce food and income insecurity among 200,000 vulnerable small-scale farmers' families in Mozambique and Malawi. This by means of integrated risk management mechanisms and within the context of increasing climate risks and variability.
Throughout the years, the Flemish government subsidised WFP - projects in the framework of humanitarian action, food security and climate financing - for about 16 million euro. An overview of the Flemish contributions to WFP over the past 5 years can be found in the Flemish ODA database. The Government of Flanders is committed to further develop its partnership with WFP in order to contribute to the realisation of the sustainable development objectives and to eradicate hunger by 2030.
Photo: Project carried out by World Food Programme in cooperation with Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa to strengthen farmers' organisations and rural structural trade mechanisms in Malawi with support from Flanders.