What works in improving food security and nutrition in very poor communities?
Many African countries are heavily reliant on agriculture and characterized by high poverty rates, as well as food insecurity and malnutrition. Development projects adopt a wide range of interventions to address these issues and help rural communities access opportunities and resources, thus improving their livelihoods.
I would be interested in examples from your evaluation experience of projects that have been successful in improving food security, and in particular food access, in extremely poor communities: could you please share them? What approach did these projects adopt? What data and indicators (quantitative and qualitative) you were able to use to monitor if and how progress in food security was achieved?
If you know of evaluations that are relevant to these questions please share them (reports or synthesis).
Dr Emile N. HOUNGBO, PhD
Lecturer & researcher at the National University of Agriculture, Benin