Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM)

Nutrition sensitive agriculture and social protection

Objective

To improve access of smallholder producers and their families to income-generating opportunities and better nutrition, based on sustainable production of diversified and healthy food and access to gender- and nutrition-sensitive social protection.

Status of the subprogramme
On going

Major results

SET-UP AND PLANNING
The subprogramme was declared operational at the global level in December 2019. The design was carried out in close consultation with all seven countries which are ready to start implementation once the individual country-level agreements have been signed. Also, recipient countries and beneficiary groups were identified, and the project task force was established.

FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Technical colleagues in coordination with SP1 team will follow up with countries to ensure that country agreements are signed, and implementation begins soonest.

CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED
Due to COVID-19, challenges faced are:

  • Travel and movement restrictions due to the pandemic.
  • There is the risk that the government’s priorities will shift due to the pandemic and the subprogramme will not be a priority for them.

Mitigation of the challenges:

  • Postponed all physical meetings until the last quarter of the year.
  • Focus on administrative activities e.g. prepare TORs, LOAs, contracts and virtual discussions with stakeholder.