In order to guarantee food security in the context of the international crisis, Peruvian Prime Minister Anibal Torres met the Regional Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Maria Dolores Castro, whom he thanked for the commitment of the organization to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.
“The technical assistance provided by WFP in Peru is invaluable as it allows us to build capacity and promote public policies on food security and nutrition with the aim of achieving Zero Hunger,” said Torres. .
The Chief of Staff highlighted the food and humanitarian assistance provided by WFP to Peru’s most vulnerable population since May 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis and at the special request of the Peruvian government.
In addition, Prime Minister Torres highlighted the similarities between the plan and the second agrarian reform promoted by the Peruvian government and which includes food security as a main aspect.
For her part, the WFP official stressed the organization’s commitment to working with governments in the region that are facing adverse conditions – due to the economic impacts of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
“Right now, the WFP is trying to encourage purchases from small producers. For example, we buy hundreds of tons of food from cooperatives that have become associated, in particular from women who have received practical training,” he said. she stated.
In turn, Prime Minister Torres suggested WFP’s participation as a guest in the Multisectoral Commission on Food and Nutrition Security (COMSAN) to contribute with technical advice and knowledge of field work.
In addition, he highlighted the contribution of WFP in the execution of projects in various regions of the country, such as the regions of Lima, Callao, Piura, Ancash, Lambayeque, San Martin, Ayacucho, La Libertad, Tumbes, Loreto, Arequipa and Junin. .