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WFP's SAFE Initiative in Madagascar

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

WFP's SAFE Initiative in Madagascar

Categories

Technology field of reference: cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition , Food security , Environment , Livelihoods

Population type: Schools

Category of funders: Not Available


Project Description

Madagascar is one of the top ten countries in the world most vulnerable to natural disasters. Madagascar’s environmental challenges go hand-in-hand with a severe lack of access to firewood used by schools and households to cook. The lack of safe and affordable cooking fuel in Madagascar can cause people to skip meals, undercook or sell food to buy or save on firewood and charcoal, jeopardizing their nutrition.WFP, in collaboration with other partners supported the Ministry of National Education in the design and launch of the National School Meal Policy and Home Grown School Feeding Model that links the programme with local small-scale farmer production. SAFE activities include: 1) Provision and production training of in fuel-efficient stoves. 2) Promotion of alternative livelihood options. 3) Technical training and environmental sensitization through local partners. Project locations: Anosy, Androy and Atsimo Andrefana regions in South Madagascar, as well as poor urban areas of Tamatave and Antananarivo

Location

Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2011 to 01/01/2015

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

165.481

Names of implementing partners

WFP

Funding sources

N/A