Food Security and Nutrition Support – Community Cereal Banks

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,582,593
Timeframe: March 30, 2010 - August 30, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Senegal - $ 3,582,593.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (100 %)

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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.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Total Direct Population: 8,876
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97 New community cereal banks created
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

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.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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