Food Security Capacity Building
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Burkina Faso: Seed securtiy assessment report for the Soum province

The project has supported a Seed Security Assessment (SSA) in the Soum province of Burkina Faso, in three districts: Djibo, Pobé Mengao and Tongomayel. The SSA has taken place from 3 to 13 December 2014. The final report is now available. Find out more about the SSA in Burkina Faso.

Component: Seeds
Seed Security Assessment: A Practitioner's Guide

Sufficient access to healthy and preferred seed for different crops is of fundamental importance for millions of households in the developing world. If good quality seed is scarce, then rural farming families struggle to make a sustainable livelihood, and are forced into coping strategies in order to meet food and income needs. These strategies may deplete assets. Achieving and maintaining seed security is therefore an important goal. In order to decide on the most appropriate seed related intervention, it is necessary to understand seed security by undertaking an assessment prior to intervening.

FAO has now developed a Seed Security Assesment Practitioner's Guide, which provides guidance on the theory, technical knowledge, procedures and good practices necessary to implement a Seed Security Assessment. This publication represents an important reference and refresher for SSA practitioners and those seeking practical as well as theoretical information on SSA.

Component: Seeds
Bimonthly Newsletter of the Nutrition component

A bimonthly newsletter for the Nutrition component is issued to update partners and individuals on achievements and outcomes of the nutrition aspects of the project activities. Click on the below links to download the Newsletters published to date.

Newsletter 4 - December 2014

Newsletter 3 - October-November 2014

Newsletter 2 - August-September 2014

Newsletter 1 - June-July 2014


Component: Nutrition

The report of the workshop held in Senegal in October on “Livestock, livelihoods and human nutrition” has been finalized and is now available. It resumes the key messages and results of the different sessions and also includes the results of the workshop evaluation conducted by the participants. You can also find it on the workshop page.

Component: Nutrition
Agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action

These guidelines present a workshop methodology that uses the problem / solution tree approach applied to malnutrition. This methodology has been used in all workshops held this year in order to promote the design of integrated and multisectoral programs for sustainable improvement in/on nutrition.

Component: Nutrition
Coming soon: free online course on integrated food security and nutrition programming

Over the year, more than 10 workshops using the problem / solution tree approach applied to malnutrition were organised in 7 different countries. Based on this rich experience and in addition to the already existing guidelines, we are now finalising an interactive online module for you to become very comfortable with the approach and be able to organize your own training-cum-planning workshop in the future.

Component: Nutrition
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