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Assistance to Disadvantaged Rural Communities Affected by Food Insecurity (Tunisia)


Titre : Assistance to Disadvantaged Rural Communities Affected by Food Insecurity (Tunisia)

Pays : Tunisia

Durée : 1 March 2012 – 28 February 2014

Tunisia is currently going through a political, social and economic transition, following the protests and demonstrations in January 2011, which led to the ousting of the former President and his government. Following elections for a Constituent Assembly, an interim Government has been appointed, pending parliamentary and presidential elections The economy has contracted and the general deterioration of economic conditions is adding to the vulnerability of the country’s poor. Tunisia continues to be affected by the Libya crisis, as cross-border trade has not resumed due to security problems close to the border. Unemployment is the most important driver of poverty and food insecurity, and also the most pressing social issue.
Under this protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO), WFP, together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), aims to address the food insecurity and unemployment facing vulnerable families in rural parts of Tunisia
Given that food markets continue to function, this intervention intends to implement a cash-for-work response (WFP) coupled with vocational training delivered through junior farmer field and life schools (FAO). WFP transfers will be conditional upon beneficiary participation and will deliver a lasting impact for beneficiaries’ communities. WFP does not plan to maintain operations in Tunisia after the end of this PRRO and this project has been designed to allow for a smooth hand-over to the Government. However, FAO will remain in the country and could implement possible follow-up activities.

The primary goal of food assistance is to support the re-establishment of livelihoods and the food and nutrition security of communities and families affected by shocks.Some support is also planned for the formulation of national food security strategies (WFP Strategic Objective 5 “Strengthen the capacities of countries to reduce hunger through hand-over strategies and local purchase”). The operation is intended to tackle food insecurity, vulnerability, lack of income, and unemployment. The proposed activities will target small-holder farmers, day labourers and unemployed youth in rural areas. Community-based projects will aim to rehabilitate communal rural facilities and protect and rehabilitate natural productive resources. The objectives are designed to be transitional and within the framework of the current UNCT Bridge Programme, so as to allow for a smooth hand-over

Coût Total (United States dollars)
Total cost to WFP : 21.3 million
Total cost to FAO : 21.4 million

Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP)

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