Priya Singh On Beyond crisis response: How WFP Supply Chain is using data and analytics to drive impactful change.
The World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian agency in the world, working in over 120 countries, bringing life-saving food to people displaced by conflict, and made destitute by disasters, and helping individuals and communities find life-changing solutions to the multiple challenges they face in building better futures.
As the global context has evolved, the Supply Chain division has been redefining its role in WFP’s dual mandate of saving and changing lives. Central to this is the use of research and evidence to dispel the notion that WFP buys food internationally and distributes in developing and fragile countries, to the detriment of local economies.
In 2022, WFP’s purchasing has in markets (4.2 million metric tons of food,50% from local and regional markets, 123,000 metric tons from smallholder farmers).
Recognizing the power in helping to build and sustain livelihoods for people and communities that we interact with, this talk will focus on how the Supply Division is embedding analytics throughout its operational value chain, leveraging innovation and partnerships to bring greater efficiency to our work across the globe.