Support to Honduras Country Program 2012-2016 of the World Food Programme

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: March 1, 2012 - March 31, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Honduras - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (100 %)

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This project supports the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Country Program 2012-2016 for Honduras. It aims to increase access to nutritious food and essential micronutrients for vulnerable populations residing in eight departments of the southern and south-western regions of the country. The main beneficiaries include: pre-school and school age children, pregnant and lactating women, children under five years of age, and other vulnerable groups. This project supports two components of the WFP Country Program 2012-2016: (1) The School Feeding component supports increased access to nutritious food for pre-school and primary school boys and girls. A daily morning meal which represents 30-40% of the recommended daily nutritional intake for school children will be administered to beneficiaries for an average of 150 school days. A mid-term evaluation of CP 2008-2011 identified school feeding as a major incentive for poor families to send their children to school and a significant motivator for children to attend school; and (2) The nutritional support for vulnerable groups component aims to ensure nutritional support for pregnant and lactating women, children under five, anti-retroviral therapy patients and other vulnerable women and men. The special nutritional needs of beneficiaries will be addressed through targeted food assistance (monthly household food rations), and essential micronutrient supplementation. This component also focuses on the prevention of stunting for infants under two, by focusing on proper micronutrient interventions within the 1,000 day window.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Increased consumption of nutritious food by pre-school and primary school boys and girls, children under five, pregnant and lactating women, anti-retroviral therapy patients, and other vulnerable women and men in WFP selected municipalities of Honduras.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2016 include: 689,065 people located in eight of the poorest municipalities in Honduras received approximately 19,088 metric tons of nutritious food to meet their immediate needs.

In the school feeding component of the project: (1) 417,071 girls and boys in the poorest municipalities received a mid-morning school meal made up of maize, beans, rice, fortified cereal and vegetables in over 2,281 pre-schools and primary schools supported by the World Food Programme; (2) 7,400 parents, teachers and government representatives were trained in health, nutrition and hygiene, to support the delivery and management of school feeding.

In the vulnerable groups component of the project: (1) 248,821 vulnerable people received nutritional support, including 67,541 children under five, of whom 41,133 children under two were being given micronutrients to prevent stunted growth; (2) 9,991 pregnant and lactating women received micronutrient tablets and supplementary monthly food rations to improve their nutritional status and body mass index, as well as training on nutrition, health and hygiene as part of a comprehensive health package that encouraged them to visit their local rural health centres for pre-and post-natal check-ups; (iii) 9,130 AIDS and tuberculosis patients received nutritional support through monthly food rations, to strengthen their ability to fight diseases and improve the effectiveness of their medication; and (iv) other beneficiaries received nutritional support in the form of household food rations.

These results contributed to increasing access to nutritious food and maintaining the primary school attendance rate for girls and boys at 99.2%. In addition, 80% of the maize and beans were purchased from local producers, contributing to the local economy.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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