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2014

Capacity Development in Support of the Strategic Grain Reserve in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Titre : Capacity Development in Support of the Strategic Grain Reserve in Afghanistan

Pays /Région : Afghanistan

Code et type d’opération : ID : 200635 Special Operation (SO)

Durée : 3 years (1 September 2014 – 31 August 2017)

Contexte
In Afghanistan, some 7.6 million people are food-insecure and experience high levels of under-nutrition due to poverty, conflict-induced displacement, poor quality basic services, weak institutional capacities and fluctuating food prices. Recurring natural hazards and disasters and regular climatic shocks affect some 250,000 people already vulnerable to food insecurity. When severe drought hit 14 northern and central provinces in 2011 and 2012, the prevalence of food insecurity in the northeast, central highlands and southwest regions, during winter and spring lean seasons was evident. During this time, 2.6 million affected people needed assistance to avert hunger and malnutrition.

Présentation
WFP is tasked with the planning, designing, and construction of bagged storage facilities as well as technical operational training. These responsibilities are delineated in a January 2012 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MAIL and WFP. Under the MoU, WFP successfully completed a 22,500 mt (10,000 m2) bagged storage facility in Kabul which was inaugurated by the Government in September 2013. The facility was funded under PRRO 200063 at a cost of US$ 7.7 million.
This Special Operation (SO) aims to construct four medium-sized bagged storage facilities in four provinces of Afghanistan, thereby demonstrating WFP’s continued commitment to national food security solutions. Project implementation will include construction of the storage facilities as well as development of institutional and human capacity in logistics, procurement, food safety, quality control, and warehouse management. The bagged storage facilities will be built in existing complexes that contain silos. The storage complexes are located in regions with high concentrations of food insecure populations and significant exposure to natural disasters, such as droughts and floods. WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) activities are implemented in these areas. _ The bagged storage facilities envisaged under the SGR programme will enhance timely food availability, whether imported or locally produced ; reduce lead times due to limited access, security concerns ; facilitate funding call forwards ; contribute to increasing incountry facilities ; minimize potential risks of food pipeline breaks ; and facilitate more cost-effective humanitarian response through pre-positioning of strategic stocks.

Coût total pour le PAM : US$ 22,731,911

Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP)

Operation Document (0,34 Mb)

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