Strengthening food and nutrition security in the Matam region

Strengthening food and nutrition security in the Matam region

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and implemented by the Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development (ACTED), the project helped strengthen access, availability and diversity of food in rural areas in the Matam region in northeast Senegal. The project closely linked agriculture and nutrition based on three focus areas: 1) increasing availability and improving access to food; 2) support for local village initiatives aimed at increasing the availability of nutritious food in the intervention area; and 3) diet diversification of very poor households. The contributed to developing knowledge and good nutrition practices. Women were the main beneficiaries in the development of household gardening and awareness-raising activities; their involvement was required in the selected village initiatives. The National Agricultural and Rural Advisory Agency (ANCAR) and the Regional Directorate of Rural Development (DRDR) were the main stakeholders at the institutional level.

Global objective

  • Contribute to improving the food and nutrition security of very poor households in the Matam region

Specific objectives

  • Strengthen access, availability and diversity to food in rural areas while developing knowledge and good nutrition practices of populations and stakeholders in the area

Expected results

  • Increased availability and access to food through increased agricultural and vegetable production for very poor households
  • Effective support for initiatives increasing the consumption of nutritious food by rural households
  • Increased dietary diversity through the development of market gardening and awareness-raising actions
  • A regional consultation framework, which is connected to the national level

Duration

3 years : 28/04/2016 - 28/04/2019

Localisation

The project was implemented in the Matam region in Senegal, in Diéri and Ferlo.

Beneficiaries

Vulnerable populations in the Matam reigon

Budget

EUR 1 100 000

Funding

European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Implementation

Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development (ACTED)

Partners

  • National Agricultural and Rural Advisory Agency (ANCAR)
  • Regional Directorate of Rural Development (DRDR)

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Country

  • Senegal

Topics

  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Employment & revenues
  • Fisheries & aquaculture
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Livestock & pastoralism
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Rural-urban issues
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth

Targets

  • Children aged under 5 years
  • Institutions
  • Poor households
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security

Scales

  • Local
  • National

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 5 SDG 6 SDG 8 SDG 15