One objective of Africare’s Title II Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) grant (2003-2008) from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was to pilot test the introduction of community-based soybean processing equipment as a component of its existing and new Title II programs.
This paper reports on the experience of using Malnutrition Matters’ VitaCow (VC) and VitaGoat (VG) processing technologies in Africare country programs.
Guidance: How to Measure the Number of Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) Based on Quantitative Methods and Isolating Food Aid Provisions
Africare designed the indicator Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) to assess the extent of food insecurity in project areas, to develop and initiate intervention strategies, to target vulnerable households, and to assess and track progress made in improving food security throughout the life spans of food security interventions (FSIs).
Development and Implementation of a Method for Early Warning and Response in Title II Programming in the Zondoma Province of Burkina Faso (2006-2008): Progress Report and Initial Lessons Learned
This paper provides an overview of a recently developed, community-based system for early warning and response (EWR) in Burkina Faso.
Development and Implementation of a Community Early Warning System and Emergency Responses (CEWS-ER) in Niger
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office for Food for Peace now requires that Title II programs include an early warning and response system.
In recognition of World AIDS Day, Africare, together with Abbott Labs, hosted a viewing and discussion of “Together We Can!” a documentary that aims to show a comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS through the inspiring story of Ophelia Haanyama Ørum, an HIV/AIDS activist and author.
Tracking Vulnerability: Lessons Learned Using Vulnerability Indicators in the Gikongoro Food Security/HIV/AIDS Initiative in Rwanda
This paper provides a brief overview of the use of two standard indicators (the quantitative Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning [MAHFP] and the Food Security Community Capacity Index [FSCCI]) and one project specific vulnerability index indicator to assess and monitor vulnerability in the general project intervention area as a whole and particularly for HIV-affected households.
For the past three years, 25-year-old Elsha Stockseth of South Weber, Utah, has used her tech-savvy talents to design and sell holiday cards to her friends and family. All the proceeds from her sales are then donated to support a cause Elsha feels passionately about: clean water in Africa.