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Emergency assistance to vulnerable households affected by soaring food process and low 2007/08 agricultural production in West Africa

Emergency assistance to vulnerable households affected by soaring food process and low 2007/08 agricultural production in West Africa

Full title of the project:

Emergency assistance to vulnerable households affected by soaring food process and low 2007/08 agricultural production in West Africa

Target areas:

West Africa and the Sahel

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 050 911
Implementation:
14/01/2009-14/01/2010
Project code:
OSRO/RAF/902/USA
Objective:

To improve food security, vulnerability analysis and consensus building for coherent and coordinated emergency actions.

Key partners:

UN agencies, International Cooperation Centre of Agricultural Research for Development, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and NGOs, such as Save the Children-UK, Oxfam and Action contre la Faim.

Beneficiaries reached:

Decision-makers in governments, donors, UN partners, NGOs and all users of food security information in West Africa, including vulnerable rural households.

Activities implemented:
  • Organized 36 Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group meetings, and produced 36 joint FAO-WFP food security and three alert notes.
  • Supported the preparation of the 2010 and 2011 Consolidated Appeals Processes (CAP) and the Mid-Year Review of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 CAP, along with the Sahel 2012 Response Preparation Strategy.
  • Participated in 15 regional food security meetings of the Prevention and Management of Food Crisis Programme and the Food Crisis Prevention Network.
  • Took part in four training sessions (one market, two nutrition and one disaster risk management training).
  • Participated in 40 assessment missions.
  • Contributed to other regional coordination mechanisms, including the Inter-Agency Steering Committee, United Nations Office for West Africa and Regional Nutrition Working Group, emergency preparedness and response platforms, Communication Working Group and the Technical Committee of the Cadre Harmonisé.
Impact:
  • Supported the coordination of food security information collection and analysis in the region.
  • Assisted in the improvement of food security analytical tools and successfully advocated for its use by regional stakeholders.
  • Ensured the consistency and coherency of regionally-led actions through the provision of technical support.