FAO and EU Partnership

Information for Nutrition, Food Security and Resilience for Decision Making (INFORMED)

Strengthening resilience of vulnerable people’s livelihoods and reducing food insecurity and malnutrition

In recent years, an increasing number of vulnerable people has been affected by protracted food crises, which have grown both in frequency and in intensity, due to natural disasters, conflicts and financial crises. Against this background, the concept of resilience has emerged as a viable framework to integrate humanitarian and long-term development initiatives.

The EU-FAO Partnership Programme “Information for Nutrition, Food Security and Resilience for Decision Making” (INFORMED) aims at strengthening resilience of vulnerable people’s livelihoods and at reducing food insecurity and malnutrition through better informed and evidence-based decision making processes.

To this purpose, the INFORMED programme provides technical, analytical and capacity development support to relevant regional and national government institutions involved in food and nutrition security, and resilience analysis for policy and programming design purposes.

The INFORMED programme is one of the main mechanisms supporting FAO’s work on food security information systems, and directly contributes to the FAO Strategic Programme “Increase Resilience of Livelihoods to Threats and Crises”.

WHAT TO ACHIEVE?

  • Countries have access to quality data and information to support policy makers.
  • Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) becomes the standard tool to direct food security and nutrition policy decisions.
  • The resilience of vulnerable groups is supported through appropriate investments.
  • The value for money of investments is properly assessed.

The programme includes five main areas of work which reinforce each other: