Alive & Thrive Project – Ethiopia

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[trx_sc_title title_style=”default” link_style=”default” title=”Background” subtitle=”((01.)) Background” description=”Alive & Thrive (A&T) is a global nutrition initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth of mothers and children. From 2009–2014, A&T demonstrated that rapid improvements in infant and young child feeding (IYCF) are possible in settings as diverse as Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Viet Nam. In 2014, A&T began working in Burkina Faso, India, Nigeria, and throughout the Southeast Asia region, expanding its scope to include maternal and adolescent nutrition, and using agriculture and social protection programs as delivery mechanisms for maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN). Currently, A&T is leveraging its robust network and knowledge base to strengthen systems and build capacity in these and other countries
across Africa and Asia, and disseminate innovations, tools, and lessons worldwide. The Alive & Thrive initiative, managed by FHI 360, is currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Irish Aid, the Toronto Foundation, and UNICEF. However, the projects’ intervention has launched;” css=”.vc_custom_1591557650253{margin-top: 1.9vw !important;}”]
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Project Achievements of 2011 EFY

  1. Technical staff seconded for the Somali Region Bureau of Agriculture and Natural
  2. Provided sensitization and orientation on NSA Strategy and NNPII for the Somali Regional State Agriculture Sector including four woredas (Bureau of Agriculture, Bureau of Livestock Resource and Pastoral Development, Research Institute, Seed enterprise)
  3. Supported and supplied nutrient dense crops (Bean seed) in to Somali Region, in which the Somali Region Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resource decided to hand over the bean seeds supplied by Food and Nutrition coordination office through the support by A & T Project to Somali Region Seed Enterprise for Seed multiplication on the October plantation season in the Irrigated area of the Somali region to reach wider community (Extension Beneficiaries) of the region.
  4. Conducted rapid capacity need assessment and identified priorities for Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture capacity building participated by Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resource and Livestock Resource and Pastoral Development Bureau
  5. Organized Dissemination Workshop for rapid capacity need assessment findings in Jigjiga City with the participation of Agricultural sector Stakeholders in collaboration with Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resource
  6. Conducted desk review analysis and organized dissemination Workshop for the desk review analysis on production, consumption, market availability and affordability of nutrient dense food groups in Somali Region findings in Jigjiga City with the Agriculture Sector Stakeholders in in collaboration with Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resource.
  7. Created awareness for all Somali region Woreda office of Agriculture heads and Woreda Agricultural Extension Directorates on NSA Strategy and commitment of Ethiopia on eradication of malnutrition at Regional Review Meeting organized by the Somali Region Bureau of Agriculture and Natural resources.
  8. Facilitated participation of Bureau of Agriculture and Seed Enterprise to participate consultative workshop on Vegetable seeds supply organized by MoA in Addis Ababa.
  9. Developed Nutrition sensitive agriculture (NSA) technical manuals for the frontline Extension workers (Third draft comment stage of the NSA technical manuals on progress)
  10. Successfully the Somali Region Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resource incorporated and mainstreamed Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture activities in 2012 EFY Annual plan
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