Project profile — Addressing Protracted Food Insecurity Through Collaborative Resilience-Based Approaches


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2017-03-03 - 2024-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Somalia (34.00%)
• Niger (33.00%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (33.00%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (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)


This project aims to increase food security and resilience for populations, especially women and children, in Somalia, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo. With GAC’s support, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is working jointly to respond to food assistance needs in protracted crises. Project activities include: (1) responding to immediate food needs of specific beneficiaries, especially women and children; (2) restoring livelihoods; (3) protecting assets; and (4) preventing negative coping behaviors that contribute to food insecurity. This combination of activities is crucial to building resilience of populations, eventually decreasing dependence on humanitarian food assistance.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved coherence, coordination and shared ownership of interventions, including innovative and resilience programming; (2) improved gender-sensitive governance of common productive resources; (3) enhanced delivery of gender-sensitive nutrition outreach activities to populations, especially women and children; and (4) increased availability and access to a nutritious, diversified and stable food supply for populations, especially women and children.

Results achieved 


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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