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Planet Aid - How Food Aid Programs Decrease Vulnerability and Improve Food Security

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Planet Aid - How Food Aid Programs Decrease Vulnerability and Improve Food Security

  1. 1. How Food Aid ProgramsHow Food Aid Programs Decrease Vulnerability andDecrease Vulnerability and Improve Food SecurityImprove Food Security Ellen LevinsonEllen Levinson Executive DirectorExecutive Director Alliance for Global Food SecurityAlliance for Global Food Security President, Levinson & AssociatesPresident, Levinson & Associates March 3, 2011March 3, 2011 Partnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa ForumPartnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa Forum
  2. 2. Food for Progress, CounterpartFood for Progress, Counterpart International, SenegalInternational, Senegal Six womenSix women’’s groups cultivate rices groups cultivate rice and tilapia to improve diets andand tilapia to improve diets and create a new source of income forcreate a new source of income for their familiestheir families WomenWomen’’s Microfinance Institutes Microfinance Institute increased its savings by more thanincreased its savings by more than 35% in just one year, allowing it to35% in just one year, allowing it to provide more loans to women inprovide more loans to women in northern Senegal.northern Senegal. Senegal is now a Feed the FutureSenegal is now a Feed the Future country and Counterpart andcountry and Counterpart and CLUSA are implementing partnersCLUSA are implementing partners in that program.in that program.
  3. 3. Food for the Hungry, DemocraticFood for the Hungry, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Food for PeaceRepublic of the Congo, Food for Peace Remote villages in the eastern province affected by the civilRemote villages in the eastern province affected by the civil unrest that forced them off their land with highest rates ofunrest that forced them off their land with highest rates of malnutrition. DRC is not a Feed the Future country.malnutrition. DRC is not a Feed the Future country. 26,905 households (213 villages, 135,000 people)26,905 households (213 villages, 135,000 people) 2 Strategic Objectives over 3 years2 Strategic Objectives over 3 years 1.1. Increase livelihood capacities of vulnerable farmingIncrease livelihood capacities of vulnerable farming householdshouseholds 2.2. Improved health and nutrition capabilities of vulnerableImproved health and nutrition capabilities of vulnerable householdshouseholds
  4. 4. Doubled the Adoption of sustainableDoubled the Adoption of sustainable agriculture technologies within 2 yearsagriculture technologies within 2 years Improved seed cuttings, compost, interImproved seed cuttings, compost, inter--cropping, mulching, greencropping, mulching, green manure, incorporation of organic material, green storage technolmanure, incorporation of organic material, green storage technologies,ogies, planting densities, pest management, crop rotationplanting densities, pest management, crop rotation Adoption of improved natural resourceAdoption of improved natural resource management practicesmanagement practices Terracing , plant ground cover, check dams, microTerracing , plant ground cover, check dams, micro--basins, bunds,basins, bunds, contour lines or ridging, live barriers, relay planting, trees icontour lines or ridging, live barriers, relay planting, trees in fallown fallow fields, water capture irrigation, improved drainagefields, water capture irrigation, improved drainage
  5. 5. Improved Child Care and HygieneImproved Child Care and Hygiene Practices Adopted in 2 YearsPractices Adopted in 2 Years IndicatorIndicator %% baselinebaseline % final% final Children 6Children 6--23 months who received Vitamin A in the past23 months who received Vitamin A in the past 6 months6 months 38.7%38.7% 70.8%70.8% Children 0Children 0--5.9 months exclusively breastfed in last 24h5.9 months exclusively breastfed in last 24h 28.4%28.4% 75.4%75.4% Caregivers of children 0Caregivers of children 0--23 months who know 3+ signs23 months who know 3+ signs of childhood illnessof childhood illness 21.7%21.7% 72.6%72.6% Children 12Children 12--23.9 months who have been dewormed23.9 months who have been dewormed 27.4%27.4% 72.3%72.3% Year round access to an improved water source withinYear round access to an improved water source within 200m of house200m of house 15.7%15.7% 47.9%47.9% Households adopting at least 3 improved hygieneHouseholds adopting at least 3 improved hygiene behaviorsbehaviors 31.4%31.4% 66.3%66.3%
  6. 6. Improved Quality of Food GroupsImproved Quality of Food Groups ConsumedConsumed
  7. 7. ACDI/VOCA, Rwanda, 5 YearACDI/VOCA, Rwanda, 5 Year Food for Peace ProgramFood for Peace Program Objective: Reduce chronic food insecurity and vulnerability ofObjective: Reduce chronic food insecurity and vulnerability of individuals, households and communities.individuals, households and communities. Strengthen the management of 114 smallholder cooperatives,Strengthen the management of 114 smallholder cooperatives, improve selected agricultural value chains, promote post harvestimprove selected agricultural value chains, promote post harvest processing and commercialization, and rehabilitate secondaryprocessing and commercialization, and rehabilitate secondary farmfarm--toto--market roads and bridges.market roads and bridges. SmallSmall--lot sales of Vitaminlot sales of Vitamin--A fortified vegetable oil withA fortified vegetable oil with concurrent training of buyers to improve business skills andconcurrent training of buyers to improve business skills and broaden market access to include smaller traders.broaden market access to include smaller traders. Sub grant to Africare to implement the Nutritional RehabilitativSub grant to Africare to implement the Nutritional Rehabilitativee Hearth Program (HEARTH)Hearth Program (HEARTH) -- 135 Mothers Associations135 Mothers Associations established and communityestablished and community--based health and nutrition education,based health and nutrition education, periodic home visits by community volunteers, andperiodic home visits by community volunteers, and supplementary food rations provided.supplementary food rations provided.
  8. 8. Rwanda ResultsRwanda Results The median annual income received by cooperativeThe median annual income received by cooperative members through their sales to their cooperativemembers through their sales to their cooperative increased from the baseline of $178 in FY04 to $276 inincreased from the baseline of $178 in FY04 to $276 in FY09. 42,000 farmer and farm family beneficiaries.FY09. 42,000 farmer and farm family beneficiaries. Percentage of underweight children 0 to 36 months inPercentage of underweight children 0 to 36 months in PLWHA program cut in half.PLWHA program cut in half. 18 months after entering the nutrition program, 9018 months after entering the nutrition program, 90 percent of children had good nutritional status.percent of children had good nutritional status. 47% of the Vitamin47% of the Vitamin--A fortified vegetable oil was soldA fortified vegetable oil was sold through women traders.through women traders.
  9. 9. Soybean cultivation in RwandaSoybean cultivation in Rwanda
  10. 10. Beekeeping Training in RwandaBeekeeping Training in Rwanda
  11. 11. MOZAMBIQUE, 5 year Food for Peace Program -- multiple NGOs and government agencies, overlap with other USAID focus areas, Feed the Future Country Implementing agencies: •ADRA •Food for the Hungry •Save the Children & Africare •World Vision Government Partners •Ministry of Agriculture •Ministry of Health •Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition (SETSAN) •National Disaster Management Institute Other partners •CLUSA; IRD; Samaritan’s Purse; ADPP
  12. 12. Purpose: reduce vulnerability and improvePurpose: reduce vulnerability and improve food security in areas where there isfood security in areas where there is agricultural potential, but recurrent crisesagricultural potential, but recurrent crises CycloneCyclone’’s impact on cropss impact on crops
  13. 13. Impact of floods on a MozambicanImpact of floods on a Mozambican householdhousehold
  14. 14. BEFORE/AFTERBEFORE/AFTER CONSERVATION FARMINGCONSERVATION FARMING
  15. 15. Income increase of participatingIncome increase of participating farmers over 2 yearsfarmers over 2 years ADRAADRA –– 138%138% Food for the HungryFood for the Hungry –– 141%141% World VisionWorld Vision –– 119%119% CARECARE –– 122%122% SAVESAVE –– 123%123% Note: Cash crop sales by program participantsNote: Cash crop sales by program participants increased from $103 in 08/09 to $703 in 09/10increased from $103 in 08/09 to $703 in 09/10
  16. 16. Child Nutrition and Women inChild Nutrition and Women in AgricultureAgriculture
  17. 17. Savings Club and Child NutritionSavings Club and Child Nutrition
  18. 18. Malawi FarmersMalawi Farmers’’ Clubs, Planet AidClubs, Planet Aid Food for ProgressFood for Progress Diversify production and increase farmDiversify production and increase farm income, 30,000 farmers.income, 30,000 farmers. Organize FarmersOrganize Farmers’’ Clubs: farmersClubs: farmers maintain/share water resources, securemaintain/share water resources, secure inputs and receive training ininputs and receive training in sustainable agriculture practices andsustainable agriculture practices and techniques to optimize sales.techniques to optimize sales. Integrated with Government ofIntegrated with Government of MalawiMalawi’’s agriculture extension services.s agriculture extension services. Linkage to the Malawi Savings Bank,Linkage to the Malawi Savings Bank, some farmers obtained loans with ansome farmers obtained loans with an average level of $775 USD ($15,460average level of $775 USD ($15,460 total).total). Attracted additional funding by theAttracted additional funding by the EU.EU.
  19. 19. ResultsResults Average FarmerAverage Farmer Production Increased byProduction Increased by 250%250% Average annual cashAverage annual cash income increased byincome increased by 120%120% Access to waterAccess to water increased by 280%increased by 280%
  20. 20. Crop DiversificationCrop Diversification Crop variety increased byCrop variety increased by 70% on average through use70% on average through use of crop rotation,of crop rotation, intercropping, andintercropping, and conservation farming.conservation farming. In addition to staple foodsIn addition to staple foods (such as corn and sorghum)(such as corn and sorghum) participants became growersparticipants became growers of cabbage, lettuce, spinach,of cabbage, lettuce, spinach, onion, tomatoes, chili,onion, tomatoes, chili, groundnuts, beans,groundnuts, beans, chickpeas, sweat potatoeschickpeas, sweat potatoes and soybeans.and soybeans.

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