India signs cooperation agreement with World Food Programme for 2023-27

The new country strategy reflects common concerns and complementarity towards achieving Zero Hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in India and the Government of India’s Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation for 2023-2027.

Effective for five years, the agreement was signed in New Delhi between Elisabeth Faure, WFP Country Director in India and Manoj Ahuja, Agriculture Secretary, Government of India, in the presence of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

The WFP India Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for 2023–2027, agreed upon through the MoU, will continue to build on India’s national priorities for food and nutrition security through strong cooperation with the government around capacity strengthening and technical support for national social protection programmes and government schemes. WFP has been working in India with the government since 1968.
“Since 2012, WFP’s work in India has been focused on country capacity strengthening. The CSP will contribute to national programmes and specifically to Sustainable Development Goal 2 targets of improving access to food, reducing malnutrition, increasing incomes and livelihoods and building resilient food systems while also supporting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and 13 on climate action,” said Faure.

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