The Integrated Program of Food Assistance, Nutritional Assistance, Resilience and Sustainable Asset Creation project funded by the World Food Program (WFP) In Senegal.
This project sought to fight food insecurity of vulnerable households in the departments of Podor and Matam through an integrated approach to strengthen food security, nutrition and resilience. This was achieved through: • Targeted Food Assistance (TFA) in emergency situations, implemented through unconditional cash transfers.
- Nutritional assistance and treatment of moderate and acute malnutrition through distribution of specialized nutritional supplements to children 6-23 months.
- Food Assistance for the creation of Assets (FFA), with conditional cash transfers as compensation for participation in the establishment of community assets.
Highlights of results in 2020:
- Distributed 11, 484 tons of Plumpy’Doz (high nutrition food for infants) to 3826 vulnerable children in the 6 – 23 months age group
- Enabled 5,754 beneficiaries to open mobile money account, to receive cash transfers. This strengthened financial inclusion where banking services are not accessible to many
- Cash transfers of 373,711,000 CFA (approx. 685,000USD) to 42,332 individuals. Additionally, 5,600 benefitted from cash transfer in exchange for their participation in asset creation to a total of 102,312,000 CFA (approx. 187,728 USD). This strengthened food security for vulnerable households.
- Supported aquaculture activities to strengthen sustainable local fish farming. This included repairing 5 floating cages and installation of a 6th floating cage. Trained community members on agricultural practices to allow them to diversify their income and improve food security and empowerment. This includes 121 on land recovery for agro-pastoral purposes, 60 on soil preparation and land development techniques and improved stoves, 60 in market gardening on improved agricultural practices (conservation gardening) and financial management and 60 women group leaders on small-scale seeds storage and local conservation methods. Improved community wells by adding 3 solar pumps and 30 storage basins. Distributed 300 kg each of corn, sorghum and market garden seeds (such as tomato, okra, eggplant, tomato, lettuce, onions carrot, tulips, cucumber, red pepper) as well as 110 each of wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, and watering cans
Testimony from the Field
With the support of the project agent, I was able to recover my money via Orange Money. With that, a big thank you to WFP for allowing me to use this money to buy a bag of rice and to repay some debts. Not to mention the previous years when WFP offered us seeds for our garden which provides us with some food. And I took the opportunity to request a birth certificate for one of my children who had not had one since birth given the situation. In short, God bless the PAM because He alone can pay someone who works for the survival of his neighbor. KADIATA DEMBA KA from MadinaNdiathbé