- Executive Summary
This Annual Evaluation Report provides an overview of evaluation in the Department for International Development (DFID) for 2015.
The report summarises DFID’s evaluation activities in 2015 and highlights progress against the Evaluation Strategy.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. The first steering committee meeting has taken place.
WFP has been invited to share its experiences on food fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.
According to media reports, in Manipur all major rivers (including the Imphal and Nambol rivers) are flowing above warning level and breaches are reported. Evacuations are on-going.
Preliminary reports indicate that the districts of Bishnupur and Thoubal are badly affected with 2 500 people taking shelter in nine relief camps.
New Delhi, India | AFP | Friday 5/13/2016 - 09:19 GMT
India's top court Friday ordered state governments to provide free meals to schoolchildren even during the summer break as the country reels from the impact of one of the worst droughts on record.
Free lunches are offered to some 120 million students throughout India in what is the world's largest school feeding programme, but not during holidays.
A two-day assessment has been carried out in the district of Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh, by Mr. Vivek Yadav, ACF Nutrition and Health Programme Manager, in 28-29 March 2016. The objective was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the nutrition situation in this district identified as a high burden area by Government of Madhya Pradesh, and where Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Fight Hunger Foundation (FHF) are required to intervene as per their MOU signed respectively with MoHFW and MWCD.
By Umar Shah
SRINAGAR, India, May 10 2016 (IPS) - Trudging barefoot on his two-acre piece of land, 57-year-old Mukhtar Ahmad has little hope of growing any crops this year due to the sudden dry spell that has struck Kashmir’s winter.
Floods in 2014 had already wreaked havoc upon the region’s agricultural production, destroying Mukhtar’s small farm as well. He was hoping for a better harvest this year, but the changing climate is casting a shadow over this crop too.
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.
Hailstorms and very heavy rains have been affecting the North-East Indian states of Manipur and Nagaland. In five districts of Manipur, approximately 7 000 houses and other structures have been damaged. Several parts of the state are flooded. Several landslides are reported on the Imphal-Tamenglong road.
SHIVOOR, India — In the blistering sun and swirling dust, farmer Dhananjay Hanumant Suryavanshi squats on his empty land and caresses the parched earth.
“There is only one thought that runs over and over again in my head. Will there be good rain this year? Will there be good rain this year?” Suryavanshi, 25, said.
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Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister Outlines the Various Measures Taken by the Government
WFP provided technical support for registration of about 32.6 million individuals in the state of Odisha to benefit from the Government of India’s National Food Security Act (NFSA).
The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence on food and nutrition security.
WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.
Over 250 districts in 10 states of the country are reeling under severe drought.
These states are home to around 33 crore people, that is nearly one-fourth of the population of the country.
The worrisome situation related to drought was also reflected in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
The house held a short duration discussion on the prevailing drought situation and water scarcity in many parts of the country.
Responding to the discussion, Agriculture Minister radha mohan singh said that centre is providing all necessary support to the states.
Following two consecutive below-average monsoon seasons, 330 million people are affected by drought across 10 of India’s 29 states, according to the government. Water shortages are severe. People are facing food shortages and livelihoods have been severely damaged.
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Washington, DC, April 21, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will lend $175 million to Olam International, a global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products operating in 70 countries, to support investment in food processing facilities in Nigeria and India.
Assessment of Impact of Drought on Men, Women and Children
An Inter-Agency Initiative
Banda, Chitakoot, Siddharth Nagar, Sonbhadra & Mahoba Districts, Uttar Pradesh
From 4 to 8 April, a series of tropical depressions and the passage of Tropical Cyclone Zena near the island of Viti Levu caused widespread flooding, further compounding the impact of Cyclone Winston which struck the Fijian islands in February. Three fatalities were reported and more than 12,000 people sheltered in evacuation centres. The floods washed away seeds planted after Cyclone Winston, increasing the country’s vulnerability to food insecurity in the coming months.