Responding to Food and Nutritional Insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 15,000,000
Timeframe: January 29, 2021 - January 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
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

Mali - $ 15,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (10.00 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (53.00 %)

WASH (19.00 %)

Humanitarian Response (18.00 %)

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In a context where food insecurity has worsened due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this project aims to improve food and nutritional security and to strengthen the resilience, social cohesion and means of production of vulnerable populations, particularly women, youth and internally displaced persons, in the regions of Kayes, Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu.

Project activities include: (1) distributing food assistance in kind or in the form of cash transfers; (2) providing training to small producers in marketing and conservation to reduce food losses; (3) providing training to vulnerable populations on good food and nutrition practices; (4) developing community initiatives to increase the demand for high nutritional value foods (caravan, radio program, community fair, etc.); (5) building the capacity of the population on processing, conservation and utilization techniques to stimulate consumption of local products; (6) creating or strengthening women’s and youth groups to organize community activities; (7) investing in the protection of survival mechanisms and the rehabilitation of community infrastructures, such as the installation of boreholes, the protection of pastoral areas, the development of market gardening or cereal production areas, the installation of water storage tanks, etc.; and (8) supporting the coordination and governance of the food security sector and the transfer of skills to local actors at the national and decentralized levels. The direct beneficiaries are over 138,000 persons, including 60% of women, from the regions of Kayes, Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased food security and secure livelihood protection for vulnerable individuals and households (women, men and youth) in the project intervention regions; (2) improved food and nutrition practices for women, youth and children (zero to five years old) in households in the project intervention regions; and (3) improved coordination of the response to the immediate needs, recovery and social cohesion of vulnerable populations especially women.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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