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Support to coordination mechanisms, integrating nutrition, gender and food security in Haiti

Support to coordination mechanisms, integrating nutrition, gender and food security in Haiti

Full title of the project:

Support to coordination mechanisms, integrating nutrition, gender and food security for an adequate response to agricultural emergency and rehabilitation interventions in Haiti

Target areas:

countrywide

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 750 000
Implementation:
07/11/2010-06/02/2012
Project code:
OSRO/HAI/020/GER
Objective:

To support the Government in its efforts to promote the local food production capacity of rural families, with particular emphasis on restoring food production in earthquake-affected households and rural communities hosting urban displaced people.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), UN agencies, community groups, as well as national and international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

Staff and other members of Government agencies, donors, UN agencies, NGOs, MARNDR and local community groups involved in the agriculture sector. Indirect beneficiaries were the entire population targeted by organizations participating in the Agriculture Cluster.

Activities implemented:
  • Coordinated the Agriculture Cluster, bringing together more than 200 institutions and organizations.
  • Brought together national and international NGOs in line with MARNDR and the Tables sectorielles d’agriculture.
  • Implemented a National Food Security Survey to evaluate living conditions, livelihoods, food supply, current patterns of food consumption and future coping strategies.
  • Conducted two departmental workshops in areas at high risk of disaster on emergency assessment owing to damages caused by floods.
  • Developed the contingency plan to be activated in case of natural disaster emergencies.
  • Trained 60 000 households and 50 technicians of the MARNDR on emergency needs assessment.
Impact:
  • Enhanced food security-related information collection, analysis and management.
  • Strengthened the operational structure of MARNDR at national and departmental levels, enabling to better planning, monitoring and implementation of interventions.
  • Improved local capacities to better analyse emerging needs, identify target beneficiaries, evaluate required inputs and target impact assessments.
  • Strengthened linkages between the humanitarian cluster approach and the Tables sectorielles de l’agriculture approach that links relief, rehabilitation and development.