YAAJEENDE Food Security and Nutrition Program
USAID|Yaajeende is a 7-year Feed the Future Food Security program designed to reduce malnutrition in the regions of Matam, Bakel, Kédougou and Kolda, an area that represents 1/3 of Senegal. Headed by NCBA CLUSA and designed under Feed the Future principles, Yaajeende is a first of its kind initiative using a fully integrated approach to enhance the nutritional status of local populations, agricultural production, and governance at the Communauté Rurale (CR) level. Yaajeende is guided by the four primary strategies:
NCBA CLUSA recently received a 2-year cost extension for the Yaajeende project, making it a 7-year Feed the Future project. During the extension, the project will focus on scaling up the Nutrition-led Agriculture approach primarily through the local institutions that have been strengthened and put into place during the first five years: the Local Commune-level governments and technical services, the Citizen Working Groups and their constituent Village Steering Committees, the Community Based Solution Providers, the Community Nutrition Volunteers and the Debbo Galle Mother-to-Mother groups. The program will remain within its current zones of intervention, but will begin to graduate communes and move to additional communes to ensure total coverage of the original 3 regions and partial coverage of Kolda Region.
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