Project presentation

Information system on Food and Nutrition Security’s resources and vulnerabilities (SIRV-SAN)

Towns of Cerca-la-Source and Cerca-Carvajal

Department du Centre – Haiti


 

  • ECHO’s project partners

The Information system on Food and Nutrition Security’s resources and vulnerabilities (SIRV-SAN) developed by COOPI fits in the global frame of an ECHO called:

« Renforcement des capacités de préparation et résilience pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle face aux chocs récurrents des familles les plus vulnérables dans le Plateau Central. »  ECHO/HTI/BUD/2014/91014

Consortium’s members:

  • GVC –  Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (ONG lead)
  • COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale
  • MPP – Mouvement Paysan de Papaye
  • CNSA – Coordination Nationale de la Sécurité Alimentaire
  • Associated partners:
    • University of Tropical Agronomy of Florence
    • ACTAF – Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agrícolas y Forestales
    • CNIGS – Centre National de l’Information Géospatiale
    • CDGRD – Comité Départemental de Gestion des Risques et des Désastres
    • BRC-FAES – Bureau Régional du Centre – Fonds d’Assistance Economique et Sociale

 

Duration: August 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015 (17 months)

Two target town: Cerca-la-Source and Cerca-Carvajal, Department du Centre, Haiti.

Direct beneficiaries: 5550 rural households (38850 individuals)

 

  •  General objective

Support the food and nutrition security in rural most vulnerable households to cyclic shocks in  the Department du Centre – Haiti.

 

  • Specific Objective

Reduction of food and nutrition vulnerability in the rural households of Cerca-la-Source and Cerca-Carvajal, through resilience reinforcement.

 

  •  Outcomes

Result #1: Improved production resources management rural households to cope with natural hazards and shocks (notably the drought) and enhanced ability to cope with climate change through diffusion of agro ecologic practices, soil preservation and adapted and resistant seems.

Result #2: Improved information system linked to the evaluation and analysis of vulnerabilities and resources, and enhanced institutional coordination as disaster risks preparation and resilience.

Result #3: Improved response of the most vulnerable population to basic needs (nutrition, water and health).

 

The project SIRV-SAN fits in the second outcome, and is related to these activities:

  • Institutional coordination and contribution to resilience best practices for food and nutrition security.
  • Creation of a web map server on vulnerabilities of targeted towns and training on its use. The server should be a web open source.
  • Sharing of analysis and suggestions about food and nutrition security to create a local preparedness plan to cope with risks, and updating of the local development and advocacy plans.

 

The SIRV-SAN was inspired by Système d’Information sur les Ressources et les Vulnérabilités pour la gestion des crises et la gestion préventive du territoire de Tabarre (SIRV-TAB – www.sirv.tabarre.ht) created in 2013. It was a pilot project to shift from the urban to the rural approach in DRR.

 

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