This paper describes the results of a pilot study on how the level of household food security (based on the Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning [MAHFP] indicator) relates to a number of socio-economic household characteristics and selected nutritional concerns specific to people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) in Africare/Burkina’s Zondoma Food Security Initiative, Phase II (ZFSI II) intervention area.
This paper contributes to USAID’s ability to document field-level impacts of Title II activities through success stories by describing an early impact of one of Africare’s Title II success stories: the Hearth Model program in Guinea.
Direct Distribution of Commodities for People Living with HIV/AIDS: Lessons Learned from Rwanda and Burkina Faso
This paper presents some of the initial experiences and preliminary observations from Burkina Faso and Rwanda where two Title II pilot projects (FY05-FY09) were executed in which food aid was used to improve the living standards and nutritional status of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
Comparative Research/Analysis–Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning in Africare’s Title II Food Security Programs
Africare identified the need to review the relationship of one of its key measurements of food security, the Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP), across different country programs, both in absolute terms and as compared to other impact indicators.
The Link between Health/Nutrition and Household Vulnerability for Phase II of the Zondoma Food Security Initiative in Burkina Faso: MAHFP as a Tool for Targeting Project Interventions
This paper demonstrates the utility and identifies the challenges of using the Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) as a tool for linking vulnerability and health/nutrition practices, based on the findings of the baseline study of the Zondoma Food Security Initiative, Phase II (ZFSI Phase II) in Burkina Faso.
Identifying and Managing a Major Shock: Case Study of the Title II Funded Guinea Food Security Initiative
Africare has used its experience in the Title II funded Guinea Food Security Initiative (GnFSI) to examine how investments in organizational capacity of village and district community groups have facilitated the early detection of a major shock, monitoring of famine conditions during the food crisis, and emergency food aid distribution, as well as assistance in managing the response to the shock with project and non-project resources.
Use of a Revised Version of the FSCCI to Identify and Manage Health and Nutrition Risks and Vulnerability in Guinea
Africare’s Food Security and Community Capacity Index (FSCCI) is normally used to summarize different aspects of community capacity by converting rankings on variables and indicators into one total score that serves as a standardized measure of community capacity.
This paper presents the results of the research on the use of the Food Security Community Capacity Index (FSCCI) in Africare’s Uganda Food Security Initiative project (UFSI) and summarizes the lessons learned, including recommendations for how the FSCCI can be used to increase the capacity of communities to manage risk.
Brief: Two Methods for Measuring Household Food Security and Vulnerability—Evidence from the Zondoma Food Security Initiative, Burkina Faso
Monitoring project impact on the most vulnerable portion of the population has been a central objective of Phase II of Africare’s Zondoma Food Security Initiative in Burkina Faso.
In developing this guidance, Africare aimed to produce a simple and concise guidance for writing “success stories” to be used by Africare field staff and report writers, as well as relevant staff of other Private Voluntary Organizations (PVO) and Cooperating Sponsors (CS).