Food and Nutrition Security

Project overview

Location: 6 districts in Khammouane Province: Bualapha, Mahaxay, Thakek, Nhommalath, Xaybuathong and Khounkham
Duration: 2018 to 2020
Beneficiaries: 5,000 farmers and their families in 100 villages
Implementing partners: Humana FPP, Health Poverty Action, Khammouane Province Health Office
Donor: European Union, Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao PDR
Project objective: Contribute to improved nutrition and food security towards achieving Priority 1 of Lao PDR's National Nutrition Strategy to 2025 and Plan of Action 2016 and SDG2. 

Farmers are establishing demonstration plots, one per FC, to trial new climate-smart methods and produce

Farmers are establishing demonstration plots, one per FC, to trial new climate-smart methods and produce

Farmers signing up to become FC members at the beginning of the project

Farmers signing up to become FC members at the beginning of the project

Activities

Humana FPP is responsible for delivering activities around strengthening food security, resilience and dietary diversification of vulnerable communities. We work through our Farmers' Clubs approach and have established 100 FCs with around 50 members each. The FCs are the basic project structure through which activities are implemented.

Core activities include:

  • Establishment of demonstration plots and vegetable gardens, 1 per FC, for participatory learning
  • Training on climate-smart agriculture and other sustainable agricultural practices
  • Establishment of 10 seed banks
  • Adoption of small-scale water systems for irrigation
  • Training of Trainers on SRI methodologies
  • Training in animal husbandry and set-up of animal pass-on-loan schemes
  • Introduction of innovative techniques of food processing, preparation and storage
  • Creation and training of 6 cooperatives (1 per district) and processing equipment procurement

Every village's Veterinary Worker has received training in livestock management and disease prevention

Every village's Veterinary Worker has received training in livestock management and disease prevention

Farmers are encouraged to diversify their production and use organic inputs

Farmers are encouraged to diversify their production and use organic inputs

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