Support to the UN High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis

Reporting Organization:UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 500,000
Timeframe: March 28, 2011 - March 28, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Europe - $ 125,000.00 (25.00%)

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 110,200.00 (22.04%)

South America - $ 86,950.00 (17.39%)

Southeast Asia - $ 41,650.00 (8.33%)

Central America - $ 38,050.00 (7.61%)

South Asia - $ 34,100.00 (6.82%)

East Asia - $ 30,300.00 (6.06%)

Central Asia - $ 18,950.00 (3.79%)

North Africa - $ 14,800.00 (2.96%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (10 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (90 %)

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Through this grant, Canada supports the High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on the Global Food Security Crisis. The HLTF uses these funds, along with other donors funding, to achieve its mandate. The mandate of the HLTF on the Global Food Security Crisis is to promote a comprehensive and unified response to the challenge of achieving global food security through a Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA). The CFA, updated in 2010, sets out the joint position of Task Force members and provides governments, international and regional organisations, and civil society groups with a menu of policies and actions from which to draw appropriate responses. These include activities such as investing in food assistance and social safety nets, scaling up investment in agriculture within developing countries, increasing opportunities for producers, pastoralists and fisher folk to access land, water, inputs, and post-harvest technologies, focusing on the needs of smallholder farmers, and enabling them to realize their right to food, sustain an increase in income and ensure adequate nutrition. Canada’s support to the HLTF aims to strengthen its capacity to contribute to the achievement of strengthened food and nutrition security in the longer-term.

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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: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved by the High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis as of November 2012 include: (1) contributing to the implementation of the Comprehensive Framework for Action — a strategy to respond to the immediate nutrition needs of vulnerable people while contributing to their long-term ability to feed themselves; (2) developing united positions among the High-Level Task Force’s member agencies at Rio+20, and at the G8 and G20 Summits; and (3) continuing to provide global coordination and advocacy on food and nutrition security. The Task Force will be focusing on the “Zero Hunger Challenge” launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations. The Challenge invites all countries to support efforts to ensure that every person has adequate nutrition and where all the activities involved in feeding a population are sustainable and resilient.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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