FAO in emergencies app

Download now!

Search project highlights

Reported date

Connect with us

Malnutrition and food insecurity risk management in West Africa

Malnutrition and food insecurity risk management in West Africa

Full title of the project:

Malnutrition and food insecurity risk management in West Africa

Target areas:

Western Africa

USD 250 000
Project code:

To strengthen the resilience of populations affected by malnutrition and food insecurity, and reduce the negative impact of food and nutrition crises in West Africa.

Key partners:

UN agencies, Governments and NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

Food and nutrition stakeholders intervening in West Africa and the Sahel including: United Nations agencies, NGOs, donors, Governments and the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel. Vulnerable households in the region will also benefit indirectly.

Activities implemented:
  • Organized various workshops on project planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and coordination.
  • Conducted a study on disaster risk reduction in the Kayes region of Mali.
  • Produced documents, including documents on nutrition kits which gathered lessons learned on integrated food security and nutrition programmes in Africa.
  • Participated in regional food security and nutrition coordination meetings.
  • Launched the disaster risk management strategy for West Africa and the Sahel.
  • Trained stakeholders on disaster preparedness capacity, early warning, needs assessment and crisis analysis.
  • Strengthened the capacity of stakeholders and partners to better understand the disaster risk management strategy for West Africa.
  • Reinforced beneficiaries’ capacities in terms of maximizing the nutritional benefits of food security interventions.
  • Supported the scaling-up of integrated nutrition-livelihoods-food security interventions.
  • Facilitated the improvement of the food security analysis based on the Cadre Harmonisé approach.
  • Documented the nutritional impact of food security interventions.
  • Ensured that agriculture and food security were regional initiatives for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Working Group.