Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALLA)


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Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALLA)

CORE Group Spring Meeting, April 30, 2010

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Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALLA)

  1. 1. Wellness and Agriculture<br />forLifeAdvancement<br />A food security program supported by Food For Peace (2009-2014)<br />
  2. 2. SO1: 170,724 vulnerable households have improved maternal and child health, and nutrition status<br />SO2: 147,500 smallholder farminghouseholds have improved livelihood status<br />Goal: Reduced food insecurity of 214,974 chronically food insecure households in 39 Traditional Authorities within five livelihood zones in Southern Malawi by 2014<br />SO 3: 273 targeted communities have improved capacity to withstand shocks and stresses<br />2<br />
  3. 3. WALA Geographic Coverage<br />PCI<br />SAVE<br />EI<br />Africare<br />Chikwawa diocese / CRS<br />World Vision<br />TLC<br />Ref: MI_C06_Country<br />
  4. 4. WALA operations<br />Implementation structures<br />Advisory body: CR from each PVO<br />CATCH (Consortium Admin. & Tec, coordination Hub)<br /><ul><li>Programming : TQC for each sector
  5. 5. Finance/ Admin,
  6. 6. M&E,
  7. 7. Commodities & Monetization</li></ul>TWG for each sector<br />PM for each PVO implementing WALA<br />
  8. 8. Communities Gov’t partners<br />Other stakeholders<br />Improved food & nutrition security<br />SYNERGY …<br />Poverty <br />Exterminator!<br />
  9. 9. Synergy 1: Nutrition in Conservation Agriculture<br />Food based approach in nutrition<br />Increasing production of high nutrient value crops E.g.: soy beans, ground nuts <br />Vegetable gardening. E.g.: orange sweet potato, fruit trees and other vegetables<br />Post harvest handling. Storage, preservation methods such as the use of solar dryer technology.<br /><ul><li>Training in food processing & preparation during time of harvest /demonstration/
  10. 10. Irrigation Sites – Plot for Care groups /communal or individual/</li></li></ul><li>Synergy 2: Nutrition in village saving and loan<br />2. Participation of Care Group members in a village saving and loan scheme <br />Saving/ loan used to start small business: water guard, bed net, sanitation soap; “mandazi”<br />Start microenterprise activities: fish farming, poultry<br />To access agriculture inputs<br />
  11. 11. Synergy 3: Nutrition in direct transitional food assistance to Chronically ill <br />Transition of HHs supporting CI and OVCs from direct food assistance to self sufficient productive HHs<br />Specific conservation Ag interventions including participation in irrigation schemes<br />Participation of HHs in microenterprises<br />Nutrition counseling, cooking demonstration and follow-up on their nutritional status<br />
  12. 12. Lessons learned from I-LIFE<br /><ul><li>Poor targeting: geographic, beneficiary
  13. 13. Staff lack of vision/ have no clear understanding on the project goal and their sectors contribution towards the program goal
  14. 14. Poor planning:
  15. 15. competition for resources-transport, money, time
  16. 16. Wrong view “we don’t need to plan for synergy. Synergy happens by itself”
  17. 17. Lack of monitoring and reporting mechanisms</li></li></ul><li>Promoting synergy: Targeting<br />147,500 smallholder & vulnerable Households participating in improved crop production<br />20,600 Households participating in agro-enterprise<br />103,400 Households participating in Village savings & Loan<br />21,203 Households participating in a time-bound safety net activities<br />170,724 Households participating in MCHN activities<br />
  18. 18. Promoting synergy: Planning & monitoring<br /><ul><li>Ensure staff at different level have clear understanding about the value of synergy
  19. 19. Identifying activities for synergy that contribute to the common goal
  20. 20. Prioritizing key activities for synergy and taking into account the sequence of events
  21. 21. Develop detailed action plan
  22. 22. Deciding on monitoring indicators and mechanisms
  23. 23. Follow-up & reporting </li></li></ul><li>Thank you<br />