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Support to the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) for Somalia

Support to the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) for Somalia

Full title of the project:

Support to the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) for Somalia

Target areas:

all areas of Somalia

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 970 317
01/01/2017-31/03/2018
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/705/USA
Objective:

To ensure that Somali food, nutrition and livelihood security is strengthened at the household and community level thereby ensuring greater resilience to future shocks, such as those caused by conflict, drought and floods.

Key partners:

The Federal Government of Somalia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, various Ministries of Puntland and Somaliland.

Beneficiaries reached:

Government institutions, local universities, FSNAU staff, local and international NGOs, United Nations agencies and affected populations.

Activities implemented:
  • Trained 34 government staff over 6 to 12 months in food security, market and livelihoods assessments and monitoring and analysis.
  • Trained 101 government, local university and partner NGO staff in IPC Awareness and IPC Level 1.
  • Conducted post-Gu and post-Deyr seasonal food security and nutrition assessments across Somalia from January to December 2017, including 61 nutrition surveys.
  • Supported the monitoring of market prices of essential food and non-food commodities in 71 markets across Somalia as well as the monitoring of rainfall performance and its impact on food security.
  • Updated and refined the FSNAU Early Warning Early Action database and dashboard, towards the production of regularly updated data, maps and charts.
  • Finalized and disseminated an Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) assessment in April 2017.
Impact:
  • Provided governments, resource partners and other stakeholders with timely information on the food and nutrition situation in Somalia for timely decision-making and early action.
  • Supported the production of 44 publications thanks to various monitoring and assessment activities.
  • Helped galvanize the 2017 Famine Prevention Response Plan of the humanitarian community in Somalia (worth an estimated value of over USD 1.2 billion) thanks to monitoring and assessment activities.
  • Informed the preparation of strategic planning documents including the 2017 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan, the Operation Plan for Famine Prevention in Somalia, the Somalia Disaster Impact Needs Assessment and the related Relief and Recovery Framework.
  • Guided funding allocations, including the Somalia Humanitarian Fund and the Central Emergency Response Fund.
  • Enhanced the technical capacities of government, local university and partner NGO staff in food security, market and livelihoods assessments, monitoring and analysis as well as IPC Awareness and IPC Level 1.