The project’s overall goal is to reduce food and nutrition insecurity for the most vulnerable rural families in targeted regions. To achieve the goal, PAISANO aims to increase household access to food, reduce malnutrition among girls and boys under age five, and improve community resilience. PAISANO’s main strategies to improve food security are to improve agricultural productivity and production, enhance farm and non-farm income to improve food availability and access, and improve health and nutritional outcomes of poor and vulnerable households. PAISANO serves 26,500 vulnerable rural families in the region.
The project aims to do the following:
Activities include training farmers and agricultural leaders in improved crop production techniques and natural resource management, creating micro-watershed communities, facilitating savings and lending groups, improving preventative health services and referrals, providing conditional food rations, strengthening community groups for disaster preparedness and emergency response, and establishing municipal-level early warning systems. PAISANO aims to ensure gender equality, mitigate environmental consequences, and influence behavior change.