WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, April 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 30 Apr 2017

Highlights

  • A WFP mission from HQ and RBC held high-level meetings with government counterparts and UN agencies to illustrate the scope of the new WFP strategic plan and introduce the Integrated Road Map, which aims at supporting the government.

  • WFP CO took part at a “Fortify Our Future” summit on 3-4 April 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan to improve structures, regulations, and monitoring of wheat flour fortification with iron and folic acid. The initiative will advocate for policy makers to take the next steps toward establishing and/or enforcing mandatory wheat flour fortification in their countries and throughout the region.

  • WFP CO conducted Staffing and Structure Review with the support of the RB.

  • WFP signed a Field Level Agreement (FLA) with German Agro Action (WHH) on the provision of energy efficient customised ovens for 100 selected pilot schools.

Operational Updates

  • WFP - in collaboration with Caritas Switzerland - is exploring opportunities for local purchases of food with the small farmers association.

  • Several initial project proposals have been submitted by the field offices and the most relevant ones have been pre-selected for final project development.

  • Data for the last round of the Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) was collected in April-May, 2017, with the facilitation of UNICEF. FSMS Round 19 bulletin is expected to be published in June 2017. During the round, WFP Tajikistan improved the FSMS questionnaire to incorporate a more comprehensive gender prospective, following a consultation with VAM regional expert.