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World Food Programme (WFP) Adopts New Strategic Plan to Address Food Crisis

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June 2008: The WFP Executive Board has adopted a new four-year strategic plan to address hunger needs arising from recent

food price increases and shortages, as well as to fight hunger more strategically.

“This

strategic plan marks a revolution in food aid that supports local markets in

breaking the cycle of hunger,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran. The

plan provides for a so called “80-80-80” solution: 80 percent of WFP food aid

will be spent locally, 80 percent of ground transport will be procured in the

developing world, and 80 percent of WFP staff will be hired locally. The

strategic goals of the plan include measures to support and strengthen resiliency of communities to shocks, including

adaptation to climate change, such as early warning tools to anticipate impacts

from changing climate and to prepare for shocks through disaster. [WFP press release]

[WFP strategic plan]