1. Executive Summary
1.1 Project Background
To address the underlying causes of livelihood insecurity in DRC, in the provinces of South Kivu and Tanganyika, Food for the Hungry (FH) in partnership with Search For Common Ground (Search) under funding from USAID as part of its Development Food Security Activity, have developed phase II of the five-year (2017 - 2021) Tuendelee Pamoja (TP) project, which aims to improve food security, and improve the health and nutritional status of targeted vulnerable populations in both provinces. The project also aims to give participants the skills needed to address conflict in their communities and to improve the functional literacy of women and men, especially youth;, providing them with livelihoods other than agriculture, thus increasing their household incomes.
The project is being implemented in the province s of South Kivu (Kaziba ans Mubumbano Health Zones) and Tanganyika (Moba and Kalemie Health Zones, as well as Kabalo and Nyunzu for for conflict prevention activities) .
The overall objective is to improve the food and nutrition security and economic well - being of vulnerable households in South Kivu and Tanganyika, while specific objectives are:
(i) Improving food security and the incomes of vulnerable households through improved productivity and storage of crops a nd livestock and increasing the incomes of poor households;
(ii) Improving the nutrition and health status of adolescents, children under five, and women of childbearing age through nutrition improvement activities, improved access and use of quality health services, thereby reducing the incidence of diarrheal diseases in children under five and unwanted teen pregnancy.
The main results targeted by the TP II project are:
a) Community capacities in the context of food security and nutrition are strengthened,
b) Chronic malnutrition in children under five reduced in a sustainable manner,
c) The social and economic well-being of households has improved.