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Enhancing Nutrition of Upland Farming Families (ENUFF) in Oudomxay and Huaphan provinces
Laos launched its National Nutrition Plan for populations living in isolated mountainous areas where undernutrition still persists.
It is a complex task that requires action on multiple levels and long-term interventions for effective and sustainable results. Agrisud in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) engages in an innovative and dynamic project by means of an integrated approach that links agriculture with nutrition.
Project ENUFF (Enhancing Nutrition for Upland Farming Families) is implemented in 40 mountainous villages. The agricultural aspect of the project has been taken over by Agrisud. Its goal is to improve agricultural techniques thanks to agroecology, to diversify crops and establish marketing sectors. Access to healthy and adequate food is one of the main factors that improve nutrition in Laos.
Expected results:4,000 agricultural VSB supported in 40 villages of 2 provinces: Oudomxay (Beng and Nga districts) and Huaphan (Viengxai and Xiengkhor districts), strengthening of local organizations Budget :€ 6,000,000 (€ 1,100 k€ agricultural component) over 2016-2018 Funding :SDC (Swiss Cooperation for Development and Cooperation) Project management :Agrisud, SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) Partnerships :SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation)
Learning cycle promoting good agroecological practices
Agrisud has a constant focus on boosting the action capacities of NGOs, organizations, professional groups, and also those of its own projects’ teams. Transfers of skills are made via « learning cycles ».
Promoting agroecological practices
Based on the “Agroecology in Practice” guide (Agrisud, 2010), this course helps participants learn these practices. It is based on transferring methods and tools to:
- Understand agroecology and its economic, social and environmental dimensions;
- Understand the sustainable management of a farming system;
- Analyze the context of operation and identify the appropriate agroecological practices;
- Be able to spread these practices.
Expected results:21 Laotian attendees from the decentralized departments of agriculture and health (PAFO / DAFO, PHO) - Provinces: Oudomxay (Nga and Baeng districts) and Huaphan (Viengxay and Xiengkho) trained in good agroecological practices, a monitoring mechanism. Budget :€19,000 in 2016 Funding :Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
Forestry and agroecology in the mountains of northern Laos / districts of Viengkham and Pakxeng – Luang Prabang Province
After a first successful operation between 2009 and 2012, the goal of this project is to keep fighting against the poverty of people living in the mountains in northern Laos. For that purpose, the natural resources have to be rehabilitated, safeguarded and valued (water, soil, biodiversity).
The project will also adapt to climate change and mitigate its consequences (agricultural systems’ resilience, reduction of greenhouse gas emission and carbon sequestration).
Expected results:550 farming families supported in 20 villages of the Viengkham district, among the poorest in the country Budget :€880,000 over 2014-2018 Funding :AFD (French Development Agency), Fund Action Laos sheltered by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, Fondation Ensemble, PAM, France Volontaires Project management :Agrisud (leader) and Etc Terra Partnerships :Etc Terra, SAEDA (Sustainable Agriculture & Environment Development Association), Université Souphanouvong de Luang Prabang, PAFO (Provincial Agriculture & Forestry Office Luang Prabang), Viengkham District
Food Security for women and poor families of the Viengkham district, Luang Prabang Province
Expected results:508 agricultural VSEs supported in 25 villages, action on drinking water, nutrition and land management in 10 villages. Capitalization work in 2012 Budget :€519,000 over 2009-2012 Funding :the European Union, the French Foreign Affairs Ministry / France Volontaires and Agrisud Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :PAFO - Provincial Agriculture & Forestry Office Luang Prabang, IRD / CIFOR-NAFRI and France Volontaires