Project profile — World Food Programme – Global South Grain Initiative


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2022-12-29 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Kenya (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


December 2022 - Food insecurity hit record levels in 2022 due to increasing conflict, climate change, COVID-19 disruptions, and inflation. Russia’s invasion compounded pre-existing issues, further disrupting global food and energy markets. This has increased the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance. Latest estimates indicate 349 million people will be acutely food insecure in 82 countries by the end of 2022 (up from 135 million in 2019). As many as 60 million children under five could be acutely malnourished by the end of 2022, and eight million children in 15 countries are at risk of dying from acute malnutrition. With GAC support in humanitarian emergencies, the World Food Programme (WFP) responds to this situation by facilitating shipments of Ukrainian grain to countries experiencing acute food insecurity, such as Sudan and Yemen. Project activities include: (1) transporting and storing wheat from Ukraine; (2) distributing wheat to vulnerable populations; and (3) providing in-kind emergency food assistance to vulnerable food insecure populations.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include is the provision of in-kind emergency food assistance to vulnerable food insecure populations. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to multi-donor/multi-entity funding mechanisms
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