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Effective coordination of food and nutrition security in East Africa










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    Food insecurity and poor nutritional status remain widespread problems in the Horn of Africa (HOA). A multi-pronged nutrition-sensitive approach to development has been shown to be the best route for sustained reductions in undernutrition. This factsheet is an executive summary of a report reviewing Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) coordination mechanisms at the subregional and national levels. The study analysed trends and key FNS indicators in the region including reliance on imported food, net exports and trends of undernourishment. It describes challenges, opportunities and gaps that need to be addressed to reduce hunger in the six countries and proposes and a strengthened subregional and national FNS coordination mechanism.
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    Food insecurity and poor nutritional status remain widespread problems in the Horn of Africa (HOA). A multi-pronged nutrition-sensitive approach to development has been shown to be the best route for sustained reductions in undernutrition. One of the objectives of this report was to review Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) coordination mechanisms at the subregional and national levels. The study analyses trends and key FNS indicators in the region including reliance on imported food, net exports and trends of undernourishment. It describes challenges, opportunities and gaps that need to be addressed to reduce hunger in the six countries and proposes and a strengthened subregional and national FNS coordination mechanism.
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    Nutrition-sensitive voucher schemes in South Sudan
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    Over 70 percent of the population in rural and peri-urban areas in South Sudan rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. With the outbreak of conflict at the end of 2013, the country saw large-scale displacement, loss of livelihoods and an economic crisis that resulted in widespread food insecurity and malnutrition. This has been further exacerbated by severe drought, low coverage of essential services, livestock diseases and inadequate hygiene and poor infant and young child feeding practices. The upsurge in violence since July 2016 further devastated crop production, including in previously stable areas. Against this background, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) promoted a nutrition-sensitive approach to respond to the food security and nutrition crisis. The aim of the approach was twofold; firstly, to increase production and consumption along the food value chain, and secondly to facilitate access to nutritious food and market commodities to vulnerable groups. This promising practice specifically explores the use of nutrition-sensitive vouchers as response modalities in two projects funded by the World Bank and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Further bolstering the nutrition-sensitive voucher scheme was the Republic of Norway’s contribution to FAO’s Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP).

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