food security

Regional Mission Overview

Sahel Regional

Context

West Africa’s Sahel is an arid band stretching 1.1 million square miles from with limited annual rainfall. This zone has a combustible mix of deeply rooted chronic poverty, food insecurity and recurrent drought that drive the same vulnerable communities into crisis year after year.

Activity

Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Enterprises

KAVES aims to improve economic stability and food security by improving nutritional outcomes, providing WASH training, reducing chronic under-nutrition, building and diversifying sustainable value chains, and increasing productivity and incomes of 500,000 smallholders. The project works in 22 counties in high rainfall and ASAL areas.

Activity

Productive Safety Net Program Graduation with Resilience to Sustainable Development

PSNP-GRAD seeked to bring change on multiple levels including: economic opportunities, financial services, agricultural extension services, women’s resiliency, nutritional status, and climate change resiliency, while creating a sustainable environment that is collaborative and inclusive for participants, in order to graduate families out of social assistance programs, and create long term food security for communities in Ethiopia.

Activity

Lowland Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project in Ethiopia

The lowland areas of Ethiopia, with arid and semi-arid agro-ecology, are under increasing pressure due to several stress factors including climate variability and change, population pressure, natural resources degradation, inadequate policy support and a reduction in local peoples’ coping capacity. A lack of social services including water supply and sanitation facilities, and limited opportunities for livelihoods diversification, are exacerbating the negative impacts on the population.

Dataset

Water Data Portal

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has been doing research on water for the last 30 years. Being a non-profit research organization, all the research outputs and data used for the research are shared with researchers across the globe as a global public goods (GPGs).

Brief

Peru: Water Reservoirs Boost Crop Potential

USAID is helping poor, small farmers in Ayacucho and other Peruvian Andean regions to build irrigation systems, diversify crops, increase access to markets, and strengthen community organizations that represent farmers.

Website

CGIAR – A Global Agricultural Research Partnership

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.

Website

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) seeks to provide leadership and catalyse action in promoting and coordinating implementation of internationally agreed development goals, including the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among other mandates, it hosts the secretariat for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the central platform within the United Nations system for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by Heads of State and Governments in September 2015.