Delegation of the European Union to The Gambia

Newsletter: Post Crisis-Response to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in The Gambia

19/01/2018 - 14:11

The Gambian Government in close partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) on 8 June 2017 launched a project aimed at contributing to the reduction of food insecurity and malnutrition in The Gambia.

The 11.5million Euros European Union funded project is entitled ‘‘Post-Crisis Response to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in The Gambia’’. The initiative is founded on the basis that the first 1,000 days (conception to two years of age) are crucial in defining children’s future nutrition and health status. Supporting them during these formative days, is key to improving their holistic development. At least 11,000 food insecure households where children 0-24 months are most at risk of malnutrition; both chronic and acute will directly benefit from the
initiative in the North Bank, Lower, Central and Upper River regions.

The intervention will strengthen the capacity of vulnerable smallholder farmers to sustainably boost household food security and income and; provide a comprehensive package for the promotion of optimal nutrition
and care practices; and Social and Behavioural Change Communication to enhance child and maternal nutrition and health.

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