Tilbage

Family Food Security – Linking nutrition and agriculture

Organisation:

Aktion Børnehjælp

Pulje:

Civilsamfundspuljen

Bevillingstype:

Udviklingsindsats

Projekt start:

01.12.2017

Projekt slut:

31.12.2021

Beviliget beløb:

1.341.636,00 kr.

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • India

Lokale partnere:

  • Alternative for Rural Movement

Overordnede mål :

To improve food security and nutritional health of villagers in Balasore district (Orissa state, India).

Umiddelbare mål :

• Objective 1: Food security. By the end of the project, the local community has obtained nutritional understanding and 8000 children, youth and adults have improved access to sufficient and nutritious food • Objective 2: Financial sustainability. By the end of the project, 800 households (40 groups x 20 members) have an alternative income equipping them with alternative savings and investments opportunities for food-security related initiatives • Objective 3: Advocacy. By the end of the project, the local community has obtained knowledge on their rights and are able to conduct simple advocacy activities towards duty bearers leading to improved responsibility and functionality of the institutions at local village level.

Målgrupper :

The direct target group in the project covers 1.600 households. It consists of the 400 group members (SHFG) established in 10 villages and another 1.200 villagers targeted by the groups, through the ‘1-3 learning chain’, where each SHGF member reach out and share their knowledge to three neighbours. ‘Super Farmers’ selected from each SHFG (if possible) will be responsible for starting new groups (hence possibly doubling the amount of beneficiaries to the direct target group). The target group lives below the poverty line in villages with severe problems related to malnutrition and adverse or challenging farming conditions. Priority is given to villagers who are particularly vulnerable; the marginal farmers or sharecroppers who cultivate maximum 1 acre of land, who cultivate their land using traditional unscientific methods, who do not have access to credit and who have children in the household, in order to assure a larger impact. 50 percent of the target group is women within the reproductive age (18-45 years). Moreover, local leaders, governmental officers, local village level duty-bearers and institutions and ‘second-level’ duty-bearers are directly targeted and involved through participation in group sessions, activities and events and well as through their training in entitlements and responsibilities. All the villagers in the targeted 10 villages constitute the indirect target group. Awareness activities are held in the 10 villages, where knowledge and know-how are disseminated to other villagers, potentially reaching a total of around 300 households or 15.000 persons.

Resume:

Målet med dette projekt er at adressere underliggende årsager til under- og fejlernæring for at forbedre fødevaresikkerheden for landsbyboere i Balasore distriktet, Orissa, Indien. Ernæring og landbrugspraksis forbindes gennem en mobiliseringsproces, der skal hjælpe landsbyboernes til at forstå omfanget af og årsagerne til fejlernæring og til at udvikle strategier til at løse problemet og opnå fødevaresikkerhed. Projektet vil føre til etablering af køkkenhaver og biologiske landbrugsmetoder, spare-låne-strukturer samt øget fokus på nærende kost og optimal udnyttelse af eksisterende sundheds- og produktionsmæssige ydelser. Gennem oplysning omkring deres rettigheder vil landsbyboerne blive støttet til at udføre simpel fortalervirksomhed. Ansvarshaverne vil blive uddannet omkring deres ansvarsområder og støttet i forhold til øget funktionalitet.