Activities

Tangible actions in the field will facilitate understanding of what the right to food can mean in practice in the context of Sierra Leone and thus facilitate the design of appropriate interventions, ensure effective coordination between sectors, as well as adequate monitoring and supervision.
In turn, nutrition action will benefit from being embedded in a broader right to food framework and closely linked to the coordination body by receiving higher visibility and gaining political strength. 

Output 1 and 2 work towards improved governance by using a human rights based approach.
The project will support the emerging food and nutrition security coordination mechanism at central and district level and i integrate a focus on nutrition in tools designed and used by the ministry to address food insecurity such as the early warning system. A campaign to promote the right to food and consumption of a healthy diet using locally produced foods to support local farmers, will be designed and implemented in close partnership with Government and development partners.

Outputs 3 and 4 comprise practical measures that strengthen technical capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food security staff at all levels and add-value to ongoing community level work on food and nutrition security by better linking agricultural  activities to nutrition promotion.
This will entail partnering with local partners working at field level, supporting synergies, documenting good practices, as well as piloting and documenting new activities (e.g. school or community gardens; community cooking demonstrations; linking mother support groups to farmer field schools...). Experience shows that engaging in practical work on food and nutrition security at the field level is not only beneficial for local communities and partners but a powerful leverage for informing national policy.

Funded by
the Federal Government of Germany