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RC/RC FOOD SECURITY INITIATIVE IN AFRICA AND MALAWI RC EXPERIENCE. Frankie Washoni Food Security Coordinator Malawi RC. Food Security definition .

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rc rc food security initiative in africa and malawi rc experience
RC/RC FOOD SECURITY INITIATIVE IN AFRICA ANDMALAWI RC EXPERIENCE

Frankie Washoni

Food Security Coordinator

Malawi RC

food security definition
Food Security definition
  • “a person, household or community, nation or region is food secure when all members at all times have physical and economic access to buy, produce, obtain or consume sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for a healthy and active life”.
the 5 year strategic plan expected results
The 5 Year Strategic Plan Expected results:

Most vulnerable have LTFS support

RCRC recognised as credible player

15 ANS have capacities, skills and resources

(Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan Rwanda, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, Lesotho, Namibia, DRC, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger)

Sufficient IFRC capacity, tools and resources available

Coordinated, consistent & integrated approach

achievements to date

Achievements to date:

15 out of 15 plans finalized & implementation started by some National Societies

21 technical positions of 22 committed - filled

Baseline surveys underway

Resource mobilization on progress

Coordination mechanism such as Global Advisory Group established

Management tools are available

the way forward
The way forward

Enhance programming and implementation capacity

Improve funding situations and engaging donors in appropriate forums

Enhance experience, knowledge and information sharing

Enhance programme integration

Quality assessments, accurate analysis of data and better programming

Expanding network of partners

Coordination of the Initiative in Africa and expanding to other Zones (Americas and Asia Pacific)

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Goal

Toimprove food security in communities vulnerable to disasters and affected by HIV/AIDS

guiding objectives
Guiding Objectives
  • To protect and enhance livelihood capacities of targeted rural communities and households
  • To protect and enhance the nutritional status of vulnerable households and communities
  • To improve local community and farmer groups’ institutional capacity to protect and enhance food security
program activities
Program Activities
  • Establishment of Small Scale irrigation schemes
  • Distribution of Irrigation Equipment (4000 treadle pumps, Drip Kits) Seeds & Fertilizers
  • Excavation of Water harvesting structures to support Small Scale Irrigation
  • Communal Horticultural gardens
  • Income Generating Activities (Mushroom Growing & Goat Rearing)
  • Soil & Water Conservation initiatives
  • Nutritional Education & Preserving and Processing of food
target beneficiaries partnerships
Food Insecure households vulnerable to disasters (10,000 HH)

Female Headed Households (1500 HH)

Households affected and infected with HIV/AIDS (3500 HH)

Working with Ministry of Agriculture

UN agencies

NGOs

Target Beneficiaries & Partnerships
achievements way forward
Achievements

Community assets created (dams, Irrigation schemes)

Improved Food Security

Livelihoods Strengthened

Way forward

Scaling up of the activities to other equally food insecure communities

Achievements & Way-forward
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