FSN Network Updates

Some members of the FSN Network are starting an interest group that brings together food security implementers working on interventions that incorporate ruminants, poultry production, small holder dairy production, and other livestock activities so that practitioners can learn from one another.
To learn more, email info@fsnnetwork.org.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Food for Peace (FFP), is seeking your comments on the guidance on Annual Results Report (ARR).

For FY 2014 results reporting, FFP has revised the ARR guidance to improve the overall quality and consistency of information across projects and facilitate private voluntary organization (PVO) awardees’ annual reporting on project performance and lessons learned. The revised ARR includes an analytical narrative results report, lessons learned, success stories, and standardized annual project questionnaire (SAPQ).  To improve user experience in annual performance data entry and reduce data entry errors, FFP has made significant improvements to the ARR and SAPQ modules in the Food for Peace Management Information System (FFPMIS).

USAID reserves the right to revise this draft based on comments received and/or further internal review, prior to issuance of the final ARR Guidance for FY 2014 results reporting.

Please provide any comments and suggestions on this draft ARR guidance in writing to FACG@amexdc2.com by 11:59am on September 17, 2014.

The Office of Food for Peace launched their Twitter account - @USAIDFFP - during the 60th anniversary celebration at the Knowledge Sharing Meeting last week. Follow them for updates on Food for Peace activities.

TANGO International is leading a study on behalf of the CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), led by IFPRI, to identify the best ways to conduct, present and disseminate research and evaluation results on integrated agriculture-nutrition programming. The goal is to make research and evaluation results relevant and readily “actionable” for your organization at the field level.

TANGO would like to hear about your experiences with agriculture and nutrition research. Please click here to take a short survey.

Help us tell the story of Food for Peace and its accomplishments in reducing hunger, poverty
and malnutrition—with photos. Photo submissions are due by July 31, 2014.

We will upload photos to Flickr for everyone to view and announce winners on Food for Peace social media platforms. We’ll notify you via email if your photo won.

Click here for details.

At FFP’s request, FANTA is collecting examples of tools to collect FFP annual monitoring indicators. Does your program or organization have high quality tools that could be used to collect any of the indicators on this list? Would you be willing to share them with FANTA? FANTA will then make them available to Title II partners for possible use or adoption in their programs. Both Title II and non-Title II programs and partners are encouraged to respond.

If you are willing to share your tools, please submit them to Sujata Bose at sbose@fhi360.org. For each tool, please indicate the indicator(s) it can be used to collect. Tools that collect multiple indicators are welcome. 

The webinar recording and presentation by Theresa Hwang, Gender Director with CARE USA, and Maureen Miruka, Pathways Team Leader with CARE USA entitled Engaging Men and Boys in Food and Nutrition Security: The Hidden Half of Gender Equality Programming, are now available on the SPRING website. A written summary of the entire event will be shared by email next week.

The TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting on July 10 - 11, 2014 brought together over 200 practitioners and donors to learn about new tools and practices, gain skills for building stronger, more resilient food security programming, and discuss how to incorporate knowledge management into your everyday work.

All session materials, including presentations, handouts, and videos of the keynote and plenary sessions, are now available here.

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