Thumbnail Image

Gender-sensitive income-generating activities in the Niger









Also available in:

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Promoting lasting resolutions to land conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    A people-centered approach promoted by the Rome-based Agencies Resilience Initiative
    2023
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    From 2017 until 2023, the United Nations Rome-based agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme – implemented a joint initiative funded by Canada aimed at strengthening resilience for food security and nutrition, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Niger and Somalia. This joint programme aimed to bridge humanitarian and development objectives and meet immediate food needs while sustainably increasing food security in regions affected by protracted and recurrent crises, with a specific focus on vulnerable women and children. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, communities benefited from an innovative combination of: Food Assistance for Assets; smallholder value chain development; and financial inclusion. FAO has been promoting land access, while facilitating dialogue between landowners and smallholder tenants, in collaboration with landowner associations in three territories of North Kivu. A permanent discussion forum was established and a workshop with 30 participants, was held between the two stakeholders. Initial negotiations were conducted in 2018; this led to the signing of a collective convention known as the Social Territorial Pact within Rutshuru territory (North Kivu). This five-year resilience initiative involved structuring farmers into Farmers’ Groups to enable dialogue with landowner associations. This process included an assessment of the territory, an examination of land access constraints, community dialogue, and the establishment of a collective convention known as the Social Territorial Pact. This good practice highlights the impacts and lessons learned of FAO's activities in the context of the Rome-based agencies' initiative.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Innovative agriculture, livestock and natural resource management in Somalia
    Gender-sensitive approaches promoted by the Rome-based Agencies Resilience Initiative
    2023
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    From 2017 until 2023, the United Nations Rome-based Agencies (RBA) – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – implemented a joint initiative funded by the Government of Canada aimed at strengthening resilience for food security and nutrition, in Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of Niger. This joint initiative aimed to bridge humanitarian and development objectives and meet immediate food needs while sustainably increasing food security in regions affected by protracted and recurrent crises, with a specific focus on vulnerable women and children. In Somalia, the joint RBA initiative targeted the same beneficiaries for the entire project’s duration with the intention of enhancing nutritious food availability and access as well as increasing income through safety nets, whilst strengthening the capacity of women, communities and local authorities in decision-making and management of natural resources. This good practice presents the RBA initiative in Somalia and its resilience-building layering and sequencing model of multisectoral interventions, built around traditional and alternative livelihood pathways, including kitchen and market gardens, beekeeping husbandry, Prosopis juliflora processing into alternative livestock feed and charcoal as well as natural resource management.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    Cuba - Plan Of Action. Response to needs arising from Hurricane Sandy - November 2012 2013
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern region of Cuba hard. It passed through the country on 25 October, 2012 as a category 2 Hurricane (approaching category 3) in a five hours span. Sustained winds reached 200 km/h as Sandy lashed Cuba´s second and third most populated provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Holguin, respectively. 340,000 people were evacuated as a preventative measure, of whom 300,000 stayed with relatives. With the exception of 1,000 people accommodated in collective centres, these people have now returned to their damaged homes. Despite these preparedness measures, 11 people died and some three million people (27% of the country's inhabitants) are indirectly affected. At least half of these have had their housing, water, and food directly affected. Half of this population is female. More than 226,600 homes were damaged (representing 50% of the inhabitants of the eastern region) and at least 17,000 were destroyed - the majority in the City of Santiago de Cuba, with a population of close to 500,000 people. Although the Government of Cuba is responding swiftly and effectively to the hurricane, additional response is needed. The United Nations System, in support of the initial response of the Government, is working closely with local authorities, donors and emergency organizations to support national efforts. UN agencies mobilized $1.5 million in emergency funds, which was complemented by a $1.6 million allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The urban context of the affected area, with significant losses in housing, food reserves, crops, and storage and production facilities, combined with Santiago de Cuba´s importance as an economic hub for the eastern region and the country, has strained response capacity and leaves a huge impact on the living conditions of affected people. Given the magnitude of the storm and the resulting devastation, those affected ne ed urgent support to maintain basic health and nutritional standards and to provide adequate shelter/housing conditions. Of particular concern are heightened needs of vulnerable groups, such as women, pregnant women, children under five, as well as elderly people over 65. Immediate assistance is intended to address basic needs, and support start-up of recovery activities, while reducing vulnerabilities by strengthening communities’ resilience to future extreme weather. Food security is of pr iority given the magnitude of the losses of food combined with damage to food storage facilities. In addition to large losses in agriculture crops in the eastern region hit directly by the hurricane, subsequent flooding in the central regions compounds food losses. There is also an urgent need to restore health care services including repair of structures, replacement of medical equipment and restocking of medicines such as antibiotics and supplies. It must be assured that vaccination serv ices are resumed, early warning surveillance, prevention and treatment of potential disease outbreak, provision of maternal health services and sexual and reproductive health are in place. The immediate return of students and teachers to classes requires emergency repairs to damaged schools and replacement of school materials, interventions to provide potable water and sanitation, and construction material to repair roofs. This Plan of Action is seeking $30.6 million to address the urgent needs of the population affected by Hurricane Sandy.1 The UNS developed this plan recognizing the priorities of the affected population and was discussed with the Government. The UNS also held discussions with the Red Cross and international NGOs to avoid duplication of efforts. All projects and activities in the Plan of Action have humanitarian aspects that will be implemented during the first six months. Due to the particularities of the impact of this disaster and its urban context, many projects will continue until 18 months, strengthening the transition recovery. This strategy will cover basic immediate needs as well as support the improvement of living conditions of affected people.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.