WFP (World Food Programme)

WFP profile

  • Overview

    The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

    In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.

    WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

    Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome — the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) — as well as other government, UN and NGO partners.

    On average, WFP aim to reach more than 90 million people with food assistance in more than 73 countries. Around 15,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    Hunger is solvable, but we can’t do it alone. That’s why WFP seeks to catalyse change through innovative partnerships in the fight against hunger. Companies are helping to make us better at what we do; be that through raising funds, sharing of equipment or access to knowledge. WFP wants to hear from companies who can align their expertise and strategic objectives with WFP’s mandate.

    To find out more about how and why to partner with WFP, and to see examples of some of our partnerships, please visit

    Further guidelines
    1. WFP and the Private Sector
    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Issue areas

    Education; Food and Agriculture; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 2; Women's Empowerment


    Jan 2012 - Afghanistan: Avalanches and Heavy Snowfalls; Jan 2012 - Mozambique: Storms and Floods; Dec 2011 - Philippines: Floods and Landslides; Dec 2011 - Tropical Storm Washi; Nov 2011 - Mauritania: Drought; Oct 2011 - Tropical Depression 12-E; Oct 2011 - Typhoon Nalgae; Sep 2011 - Typhoon Nesat; Sep 2011 - Sahel: Food Insecurity 2011; Aug 2011 - Guatemala: Floods; Aug 2011 - Pakistan: Floods and Mudslides ; Jul 2011 - Horn of Africa: Drought; Jul 2011 - Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides ; Jul 2011 - DPR Korea: Floods; Mar 2011 - Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami; Sep 2010 - Colombia: Flood and Landslide; Jul 2010 - Pakistan: Floods; Jan 2010 - Haiti: Earthquakes; Aug 2008 - Pakistan; Apr 2008 - Global food crisis; Aug 2007 - Kenya: Floods; Yemen; Chad; Aug 2005 - Sahel Humanitarian Crisis; May 2002 - Southern Africa Humanitarian Crisis; State of Palestine; West Africa; Kenya; Zimbabwe; Uganda; Dem. Rep. of Congo; Afghanistan; Central African Republic; Iraq; Sudan; Somalia

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 38 countries (click to show)
    Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo (Democratic Republic of the); Cote d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan (Republic of); Sudan; Swaziland; Togo; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Americas: 10 countries (click to show)
    Bolivia; Colombia; Cuba; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Nicaragua; Peru
    Asia: 18 countries (click to show)
    Afghanistan; Armenia; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Georgia; India; Indonesia; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Timor Leste
    Middle East: 9 countries (click to show)
    Algeria; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Jordan; State of Palestine; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Yemen

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Automobiles & Parts; Banks; Basic Resources; Chemicals; Construction & Materials; Financial Services; Food & Beverage; Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Insurance; Media; Oil & Gas; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; Travel & Leisure

    Goods categories

    Telecommunications; Transportation


    Description Date
    WFP & YUM! Brands: The Power Of Small Contributions 12 Sep 2016
    Keep WFP's Bolivia Country Programme Running 01 Jun 2015
    Impending Monsoon Season in Nepal: Donate to Provide Emergency Food and Shelter Relief 29 May 2015
    Support the organization playing a leading role on the ground in West Africa 15 Oct 2014
    Help us spread the word about global hunger! 05 Jan 2010
    Give children a chance at a better future through school meals 05 Jan 2010
    Strengthen WFP's preparedness for when disaster strikes 05 Jan 2010
    Support WFP's life-saving humanitarian logistics capacity 05 Jan 2010
    Lend food science expertise to tackle malnutrition 05 Jan 2010
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