Project profile — Providing Food and Nutritional Assistance in Senegal - Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Providing Food and Nutritional Assistance in Senegal - Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Overview
WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2021-01-14 - 2023-03-31
Country / region • Senegal (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
School feeding (11250) (25.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (17.50%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (15112) (7.50%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural land resources (31130) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural water resources (31140) (10.00%)
• Developmental Food Aid/Food Security Assistance
Food aid/food security programs (52010) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
Description and results


This project aims to help vulnerable populations cope with the negative effects of COVID 19 and the restrictions put in place by the Senegalese government to fight it. This project seeks to help vulnerable households avoid resorting to negative coping strategies, minimize the risk of acute malnutrition and prevent micronutrient deficiencies from being exacerbated in pregnant and lactating women. This project also helps stabilize and improve immediate access to the nutritious foods required, so that beneficiaries can truly participate in the project initiatives. Project activities include the following: (1) distributing unconditional cash transfers to targeted beneficiaries during the hunger gap and during the COVID 19 crisis; (2) providing mothers of students associations with training and capacity-building sessions to increase income-generating activities and boost their incomes; and (3) improving farmers’ access to food security by providing assistance to create community assets. This project expects to reach 8 regions and 20 departments, as well as 806,188 beneficiaries.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved food security among vulnerable populations; (2) improved nutritional security among pregnant and breastfeeding women, and among children under 5 in Senegal; and (3) increased resilience among populations and communities experiencing food insecurity who are exposed to climate shocks and other hazards.



Original budget $10,000,000
Planned Disbursement $10,000,000
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