Executed over four years, the anticipated benefits include:
- Technical assistance to enable intensive permaculture of nutritious crops on 600 ha (the amount of cultivation needed to provide adequate nutrition to eliminate chronic malnutrition for 360,000 children, the estimated number in Senegal)
- The training of 375 pilot farmers as agriculture experts
- The pilot farmers’ extending technology to 42,500 community farmers
- The establishment of 600 new school gardens and 300 new community gardens
- Annual pilot farmer conferences
- Nutrition training for 66,500 students
- Development of at least three demonstration sites in every targeted region, and at least two model demonstration permaculture farms
- PACA-based food security plans in 200 villages.
Food Security Grants
Some of the PAPA funds are available as grants to go toward volunteer projects that advance the Food Security goals. PC Senegal volunteers can apply for a Food Security grant like they would other SPA funds. Volunteers may request up to $5,000 for Community Development, up to $1,000 for a Training Activity, and up to $500 for a Technical Exchange. Also, like SPA grants, a community cash contribution that covers 10 percent of the total cost and in-kind contribution to cover 15 percent of the total cost are still required.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring and Evaluation is ongoing. Peace Corps submits reports biweekly, quarterly, and annually to USAID.
- What area of nutritious crops (e.g. Moringa oleifera, Pigeon Pea, Cowpea) were planted (in ha)?
- How many new pilot farmers were trained?
- How many farmers were trained through pilot farmer extension activities?
- How many school gardens were established/improved?
- How many community gardens were established/improved?
- How many students received nutrition education?
- How many PACA-based food security action plans?
- How many people were trained in monitoring and evaluation (separate figures for men and women)?
- How many additional hectares are under improved technologies or management practices as a result of US Government assistance (among other things, this includes activities listed above)?
- How many people have received US Government-supported short-term agricultural sector productivity training (separate figures for men and women)?
- How many farmers, processors, and others have adopted new technologies or management practices as a result of US Government assistance?
Food Security Report (October 2010-December 2010)
Annual Food Security Report (2010)
Food Security Report (January 2011-March 2011)
Food Security Report (April 2011-June 2011)
Food Security Report (2011)