Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Food Security series - LICEN

The Local Initiatives for Empowerment in Ntcheu (LICEN), works in the Ntcheu District and is supported by ADRA Australia and the Australian Government.The project addresses household vulnerability in terms of food security and health through capacity building of households and local institutions to improve food security and nutrition. Targeted households are provided with farm inputs and training in improved farming and food utilization. The project also focuses on strengthening local community institutions through formation of village cluster committees that will in long term provide guidance to their subjects in resilience to shocks and coping strategies to sustain food availability. These groups are linked to the Village Development Committees and other institutions in the government decentralization structure. Above all the project ensures that these community structures are empowered to facilitate development processes and support the VDCs in implementation and monitoring of development activities in the area.

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