Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2008 (Revised March 2009)

The World Food Programme during the Global Food Crisis (A)

by Anette Mikes, Peter Tufano, Eric D. Werker and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Abstract

Rising food prices threatened an unprecedented number of people around the world with malnutrition or starvation in 2008. The new Executive Director of the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP)—the world's largest food relief agency—must not only address this challenge but also must rethink the WFP's strategy in the rapidly changing world of humanitarian assistance.

Keywords: Food; Globalized Firms and Management; Nutrition; Crisis Management; Business and Government Relations; Nonprofit Organizations; Welfare or Wellbeing;

Citation:

Mikes, Anette, Peter Tufano, Eric D. Werker, and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve. "The World Food Programme during the Global Food Crisis (A)." Harvard Business School Case 709-024, December 2008. (Revised March 2009.)