Director, Inter-agency Partnerships Division
Chief Disaster Risk Reduction
In Ethiopia rural women lag behind in access to land property, economic opportunities, and financial assets. Women farmers perform up to 75% of farm labor but hold only 18.7% of the agricultural land in the country. The SDG-F has been working in the regions of Oromo and Afar and using a multifaceted approach to generate gender-sensitive agricultural extension services, support the creation of cooperatives, promote the expansion of women-owned agribusiness and increase rural women’s participation in rural producer associations, financial cooperatives and unions.
WFP, ICRAF and partners envision building an integrated farm pond support system capable of expanding and sustaining the massive upscaling of farm pond technology. The business plan addresses the sustainability factors that comprise a success upscaling system: financial, institutional, environmental, technical, and social. The plan embodies a support system that centers around the farm household and what it needs to take advantage of the technology.Outcomes: responsive financing system; increased access to water for horticultural and livestock production; enhanced policy support for rainwater ...[more]
Compact2025 is an initiative for ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025. It brings stakeholders together to set priorities, innovate and learn, fine-tune actions, build on successes, and synthesize sharable lessons to accelerate progress.Compact2025- helps countries bring together sectors involved in food security and nutrition, build capacity, craft strategies, experiment with programs and policies, and make rapid progress; - creates a Knowledge and Innovation Hub to provide policymakers and practitioners with pragmatic, evidence-based guidance on scaling up successes to end hunger and und...[more]
Affected by the problem of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity in the country, the Guatemalan population faces limitations in being able to fully exercise their rights to food and nutrition, health, water, and sanitation, while perpetuating the cycle of poverty. Guatemala has one of the highest rates of children under nutrition in Latin America. An estimated 66% consists of indigenous children. The SDG-F works in the four municipalities of San Marcos to address this problem with a multidimensional approach based on a higher participation of children, youth, women and men in food securi...[more]
National level statistics in El Salvador show that chronic child malnutrition is prevalent and that it begins with limited healthy eating practices for pregnant women and less exclusive breastfeeding.El Salvador’s government has been developing new plans and regulations to tackle food security and nutrition among the most vulnerable Salvadorians. By reconsidering the role of women, the programme aims to increase access to health services and promote women-owned nutrition micro business able to reduce the country high rates of prevalence of under nutrition and obesity.
Launched in 2009, the Global Framework for Climate Services is a global partnership of governments and organizations that produce and use climate information and services. GFCS aims to enable society to manage better the risk and opportunities arising from climate variability and change especially for those who are the most vulnerable to climate related hazards by developing and incorporating science-based climate information into planning, policy and practice.
In recent years, Paraguay has prioritized reducing extreme poverty and child malnutrition. Although extreme poverty has decreased between 1997 and 2013, there has been a significant increase in the levels of inequality in rural areas. Therefore, the SDG-F has been supporting the government of Paraguay in its efforts to identify, at national level, integrated solutions to food security able to ensure a cross-sectoral and inclusive approach in order to engage different actors, such as indigenous and vulnerable rural households, in particularly female- headed families and to produce nutritiou...[more]
The armed conflict in Colombia has damaged production, institutions, food security and social trust. Throughout sustainable agricultural production of indigenous crops and their international commercialization, the SDG-F has been committed to create employment, ways of life, better nutrition and, most importantly, peace in Cauca, one of the most affected areas by the long lasting conflict.
In Sri Lanka, the programme aims to combat food insecurity issues by closely aligning with national policies and using surveys completed on the national level to improve efficiency and effectiveness of investment on food security and nutrition. With the support of the National Nutrition Council, the programme has assisted the government in adopting well-informed decisions on targeting the appropriate recipients and in promoting the right combination of micro-nutrient rich foods. This program has also considered women a target group to empower and influence behavioral changes in children an...[more]
In Ecuador, the SDG-F has established Imbabura, an integrated approach to tackle three of the most pressing challenges in the country, namely building income opportunities for small farmers-owned production units, overhauling the country local food production for better access to safe, affordable and nutritious food and fighting malnutrition and anemia.