Annual Report 2021
In 2021, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger celebrated 10 years of its creation. Throughout the year, the Centre of Excellence maintained the path of adapting its operations to meet the growing challenges posed by the pandemic and increasing inequalities around the world. In this Annual Report, learn how the activities of the Centre contributed to support countries and partners in South-South Cooperation actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2 and 17.
Innovation Laboratory: incentives for the production, access and consumption of fruits and vegetables
The consumption of fruits and vegetables has been pointed out as an important factor for ensuring health, good nutrition and prevention of chronic diseases, including obesity and cancer. The expectation is that this publication, elaborated jointly by the Ministry of Health, National Cancer Institute, PAHO/WHO, FAO and the WFP Centre of Excellence, will inspire other territories in the adoption of innovative and creative strategies capable of responding to the constant challenges of access and consumption of these foods. At the international level, it is believed that this Brazilian experience can inspire similar initiatives in the Americas which, despite different contexts, present similar challenges.
Reopening Safely: FNDE Guidelines
As of the second half of 2021, with the advancement of vaccination and the establishment of safety protocols, most of the almost 40 million children and adolescents enrolled in public schools in Brazil returned to school in full or partially. This brief summary points out the main recommendations of the Brazilian government for serving school meals safely, based on the strategy adopted by the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE).
School Feeding in traditional communities: The quilombola PNAE
Brazil has one of the largest, most well-established school feeding programmes in the world, serving more than 40 million students daily in all regions of the country. Implementing this programme in a country of continental dimensions and rich ethnic and cultural variety requires constant innovation and attention to the needs of each community. This policy brief presents the challenges and solutions the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) found to meet the needs and context of traditional quilombola communities.
Regional Dialogues on Fruits and Vegetables
This document presents a synthesis of the debates held during the Regional Dialogues on Fruits and Vegetables, a series of five meetings, one for each macro-region of Brazil, which aimed to share innovative experiences that strengthen production, supply and consumption of fruits and vegetables. In the Dialogues, the particularities of each region were presented in relation to the challenges and opportunities for the formulation and implementation of policies and actions that promote health, adequate and healthy eating and strengthen healthy, fair and sustainable food systems.
Policy Brief #2 Childhood Obesity
Obesity among children and adolescents is the result of a complex series of genetic, individual, behavioural and environmental factors that act in multiple contexts. For the prevention and care of obesity, it is essential to adopt intersectoral policies and measures to reverse environments that promote obesity. This document brings the experiences from Brazil, Colombia and Peru in this area, as part of the South-South Cooperation Project to Tackle the Multiple Burden of Malnutrition in Schoolchildren (Nurture the Future), developed in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency.
A DECADE OF COOPERATION – 10 years of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil
It was under the scope of Trilateral Cooperation that the World Food Program’s Center of Excellence against Hunger was created in Brazil. As a result of an innovative partnership between the WFP and the Brazilian government, through the National Fund for Education Development (FNDE) and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the WFP Center of Excellence in Brazil was officially launched on the 7 November 2011. This book presents stories that grew out of work in support of more than 80 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
School Feeding in traditional communities: The indigenous PNAE in Amazonas
Brazil has one of the largest and most well-established school feeding programmes in the world, covering more than 40 million students daily in all regions of the country. Implementing this programme in a country of continental dimensions and rich ethnic variety requires constant innovation and continuous attention to the specific needs of each community. This new Policy Brief presents the challenges and solutions in supplying school meals to indigenous populations through the successful experience of adapting the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) to the needs and context of traditional communities in Amazonas.
Country Case: Bangladesh
The document, produced in partnership with WFP Bangladesh and the Government of Bangladesh, details the country’s journey in developing its national school feeding programme and the role of the WFP Centre of Excellence in this process. The supply of school meals in Bangladesh began in 2001, when WFP partnered with the government to launch a school feeding programme in the country’s most vulnerable areas. In 2012, with support from the Centre of Excellence, a delegation from Bangladesh made a high-level study visit to Brazil to learn about the country’s experience with school feeding and its solid institutional framework for food and nutrition security.
Cost-benefit Analysis São Tomé and Príncipe
São Tomé and Príncipe conducted the “Zero Hunger” Strategic Review in 2018, in the context of the country’s government efforts and the World Food Programme’s mandate for a transition towards a nationally managed national school feeding programme. Among the conclusions and recommendations of the document, there is the need for a cost-benefit analysis of the National School Food and Health Programme (PNASE) and this is the focus of this publication. The analysis focuses on PNASE’s cost components and analyses the potential benefits brought by the Programme and the current and real costs of investing in school meals in São Tomé and Príncipe within the current framework.