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Food security and nutrition analysis system support: from early warning to coordinated response

Food security and nutrition analysis system support: from early warning to coordinated response

Full title of the project:

Food security and nutrition analysis system support: from early warning to coordinated response

Target areas:

17 provinces of Burundi

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 500 000
06/10/2016-31/12/2017
Project code:
OSRO/BDI/603/USA
Objective:

To strengthen communities’ resilience and ability to adequately prepare for and respond to shocks and crises through the production of updated data and analysis on food security and nutrition and through guiding partners’ planning and coordinated actions in supporting vulnerable households.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MINAGRIE).

Beneficiaries reached:

Government ministries, local and international Non-governmental Organizations, United Nations agencies and affected populations.

Activities implemented:
  • Conducted an assessment and gap analysis on the access, use and impact of existing Early Warning System networks.
  • Collected food security and nutrition data from 510 households across 12 targeted provinces as well as market and price data from 51 markets across 12 provinces.
  • Trained 24 collector agents from provincial directorates of agriculture and livestock and implementing partner NGOs in the use of data collection mobile technology and data collection techniques.
  • Trained 37 analysts representing NGOs, various ministries and research institutes in IPC acute food insecurity methodology.
  • Undertook three Crop and Food Security Assessments and supported two IPC acute food insecurity analyses.
  • Supported trainings for members of Burundi’s main food security coordination mechanism (Groupe sectoriel sécurité alimentaire et moyens d’existence) covering project mapping, rapid food security assessments, market surveys for cash transfer activities, among others.
  • Held meetings across 17 provinces for 52 representative members from each provincial Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Group to inform, sensitize and remobilize stakeholders at the provincial level on incidence of food insecurity, priority needs, response plans, synergies and coordinated actions.
Impact:
  • Enhanced Burundi’s food security and information system and provided an evidence base which informed the preparation of Burundi’s 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview and its 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, project designs and resource partner decision-making.
  • Enhanced coordination among food security and nutrition partners and facilitated stakeholders’ consensus and common understanding of Burundi’s food security and nutrition situation as well as priority needs.
  • Equipped stakeholders at the provincial and national level with the necessary expertise to better monitor and assess Burundi’s food security situation, to identify vulnerable people’s needs, to better plan their response according to updated priorities and promote synergies.