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Strengthening field-level food security assessment and coordination capacity in response to the food crisis in Niger

Strengthening field-level food security assessment and coordination capacity in response to the food crisis in Niger

Full title of the project:

Strengthening field-level food security assessment and coordination capacity in response to the food crisis in Niger

Target areas:

the Niger

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 500 000
Implementation:
20/07/2010-30/06/2011
Project code:
OSRO/NER/009/USA
Objective:

To meet the immediate needs of vulnerable households to help them achieve food coverage through better situation analysis, targeting and response, partnership and information sharing.

Key partners:

The Government of the Niger, farmers’ organizations, UN agencies (UNOCHA, WFP, UNICEF) and national and international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

Local vulnerable households and stakeholders and partners at the national and regional level, including the Government of the Niger, the UN, national and international NGOs and farmers’ organizations.

Activities implemented:
  • Set up two regional FAO offices in Tahoua and Zinder.
  • Improved the coordination of emergency interventions and food security assessments through strengthened regional Food Security Clusters.
  • Provided training for monitoring and evaluating FAO and partner’s emergency and rehabilitation activities.
  • Facilitated meetings for the project partners to improve coordination capacity and efficiency in emergency response.
  • Trained beneficiaries on vegetable cropping techniques, nutrition education and family care.
  • Trained local FAO staff on procurement procedures and Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards.
Impact:
  • Supported food security analysis, response and preparedness through improved information gathering and sharing.
  • Strengthened the Food Security Cluster allowing implementing partners to coordinate field activities and avoid project duplication.
  • Supported vulnerable households through better beneficiary targeting.
  • Increased access to good quality seed and fertilizer supporting the micro-dosing technique and improving cropping systems.