Joint Statement: The Heads of the World Bank Group, IMF, WFP, and WTO Call for Urgent Coordinated Action on Food Security

  • Proposed actions to help vulnerable countries include providing emergency food supplies and deploying financial support to households and countries; facilitating unhindered trade; investing in sustainable food production and nutrition security.
  • Leaders call on the international community to support vulnerable countries through grants to cover urgent financing needs.

WASHINGTON, 13 April 2022— The Heads of the World Bank Group (WBG), International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations World Food Program (WFP), and World Trade Organization (WTO) today called for urgent action on food security. World Bank Group President David Malpass, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, WFP Executive Director David Beasley and WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala issued the following joint statement ahead of the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group next week:

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eC2: Endline survey for Impact Evaluation of Smallholder Agriculture Productivity Enhancement Project

_DSC0995Deadline: 05-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The primary household survey will consist of a multi-module household survey instrument including modules on agricultural input use, modules on agricultural input use, agricultural production, sales and purchases of agricultural commodities, livestock holdings and animal products, consumption and food security, household demographics and income, and beliefs about returns to agricultural inputs. This survey is expected to take around 2 hours on average.

The selected firm will be expected to provide surveys for 1,100-1,500 households on the list provided by DIME, which are located in 100 communities across 12 counties in Liberia. Justification should be provided for households that are unavailable to be surveyed.

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eC2: Study on Agricultural and Food Systems Transformation for Better Food Security and Nutrition in Eurasia

Deadline: 15-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

The objectives of this multi-country study are: 1) to generate evidence to support government policy aimed at the transformation of existing agricultural and food systems in selected Eurasian countries to improve national and household incomes, food security, diets and nutrition in a manner compatible with sustainable management of natural resources; and 2) to facilitate policy dialog, including consultations and workshops, for the purpose of integrating the evidence generated by the study into the policy debate and decisions.

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In Senegal, food security and women’s empowerment go hand in hand

WBG Blog Louise Cord

Senegal’s nutrition policy is at a crossroads. Reaching a critical moment where the effects of malnutrition could have a detrimental effect on generations of young Senegalese to come, the Government of Senegal is striving to make efforts to address the root problems of malnutrition. However, if these actions are taken without a conscious effort bolster the key role of women in nutrition, the country may not succeed in stymieing stunting and malnutrition in the country.

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eC2:COTE DIVORE FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT

Deadline: 22-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The overall objective of the assignment for a Consultant will be to upgrade client-companies’ food safety management syestems in keeping with the requirements of the internationally recognized food safety standards and recommendations made in the Implementation Action Plan. The Consultant will provide consulting and technical advice, conduct training, develop documentation and monitor project timelines for the implementation process. Upon completion of a specific engagement, a client-company should be able to issue self-declarations about conformance and/or obtain relevant third party certification from an authorized certification body

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KENYA FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT

Deadline: 22-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objective of the assignment for a Consultant will be to upgrade client-indexcompanies’ food safety management syestems in keeping with the requirements of the internationally recognized food safety standards and recommendations made in the Implementation Action Plan. The Consultant will provide consulting and technical advice, conduct training, develop documentation and monitor project timelines for the implementation process. Upon completion of a specific engagement, a client-company should be able to issue self-declarations about conformance and/or obtain relevant third party certification from an authorized certification body.

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WBG Case Study: Rwanda – Food Security

Published June 16th on Projects & Operations page WBG webstieindex

A Tale of Two Tables:

How Snow Peas Help Rwandan Families

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Rwanda has made remarkable progress since the civil war and genocide that started in October 1990 and ended in July 1994. GDP per capita increased from US$228 in 1995 to US$718 in 2014.  The poverty headcount ratio using the national poverty line fell from 78% in 1995 to 45% in 2010/11.

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Building Resilience: Agribusiness Feeding the World Sustainably

Article originally published in the IFC’s Annual Report 2015.

By 2050, the worldwide demand Agrabusiness-Story-Bannerfor food and crops will double. That poses a formidable challenge for the global community: how to feed the world’s expanding population without depleting its already scarce resources.

IFC is partnering with the private sector to address the challenge. Through our agribusiness investments, we aim to increase the supply of affordable and nutritious food, and ensure it is available to those who need it most.

In FY15, our agribusiness-related investments across the food supply chain totaled $3.2 billion, including funds mobilized from other investors. These investments in production, food processing, logistics, and distribution helped benefit 3.4 million farmers worldwide.

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Afghanistan – The Canal that Brought a Neighborhood Back to Life

This article was originally published on the World Bank website.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The rebuilding of a canal has brought life back to a rural neighborhood in Balkh Province, reviving arable land as well as allowing residents to supplement their income by growing their own vegetables.
  • The reconstruction sub-project was made possible through the National Solidarity Program, the government’s flagship program for rural development.
  • The National Solidarity Program is implemented by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and receives funding from a number of donors, including the World Bank and the (Dutch-funded) Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF).

Jamshid and Basit are happily enjoying themselves around in and around the canal. “Now that the canal is paved, we can easily fill our buckets and carry the water home.”