World Food Program (WFP)

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    • Recently, NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). 

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    • The partnership focuses on mainstreaming millets and supporting India in taking lead globally in knowledge exchange using the opportunity of 2023 as an International Year of Millets
    • The partnership will aim at building resilient livelihoods for small-holder farmers and adaptation capacities to climate change and transforming food systems.

    About World Food Programme (WFP)

    • It was established in 1961 by the United Nations (UN) to help alleviate world hunger. Its headquarters are in Rome, Italy.
    • It is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
    • The International community has committed to ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition by 2030.
    • In 2020, it was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.

    Source: PIB