WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, May 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 May 2017

Highlights

  • WFP Tajikistan School Meals Recipe Book was named “Best in the World” at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, held in Yantai, China, May 27-28.

  • WFP Tajikistan and the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in the area of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).

  • WFP Tajikistan held an event to celebrate School Meals Day at School No 1. in Rudaki District on May 4.

  • WFP Tajikistan in partnership with Caritas Switzerland hosted a five-day visit of the Canadian Earth Group in Dushanbe and Muminabad on 13-17 May.

Operational Updates

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

• Several FFA 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) were 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 perspective, following a consultation with VAM regional expert.