Project profile — Food Security and Nutrition Support - Community Cereal Banks


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2010-03-30 - 2013-08-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (20.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (30.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to increase food security, or access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food, for the most vulnerable populations in line with the Emergency Social Program of the Government of Senegal. The project also seeks to improve the capacity of decision-makers to anticipate potential food security crises. This project increases the capacity of targeted rural populations to deal with cereal price increases which generally occur during the lean season. Cereal banks allow members to store part of their harvest and sell it when market prices are higher. This mechanism is accompanied by food distribution to members as a mean of subsistence until they are able to sell their harvest.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project include : 97 new community cereal banks, with 8,876 members, were created in the Niayes and Casamance regions, providing ongoing access to grains such as millet and rice. The proportion of women on management committees rose from 22% in 2010 to more than 30% in 2011. Women hold strategic positions on these management committees in 59% of cases. The project results have helped reduce the risk of running out of grain stocks, and improved food security at the community level, that is, the availability and accessibility of an adequate quantity of healthy and nutritious food.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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