TECHNICAL PAPERS

Lessons Learned from Pilot Testisng VitaGoat Technology in Guinea

 

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.


Africare’s Experience with VitaCow and VitaGoat Food Processing Systems

 

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).

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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.


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.


Critical Resource Information Brief (CRIB) # 3: Proxy Indicators for Identifying HIV-Affected Households

 

The CRIB provides a list of proxy indicators from FANTA and WFP (2007), as well as other sources such as Save the Children (2004) and UN WFP (2008), for identifying people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their households.


Critical Resource Information Brief (CRIB) # 2: Use of FANTA’s Food Assistance Programming in the Context of HIV

 

This CRIB was developed to provide a condensed overview of the contents of each chapter of the FANTA AND WFP guide “Food Assistance Programming in the Context of HIV” and to note some of the topics and issues that would be of particular interest to Africare.


Critical Resource Information Brief (CRIB) #1: Selecting FANTA Indicators for Nutrition Education for People Living with HIV (PLHIV)

 

This CRIB presents a complete list of FANTA indicators for measuring the impact of nutritional education and counseling tailored specifically to PLHIV.