During a plenary session at the TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting in July 2014, Susan Bradley of Food for Peace (FFP) asked the food security implementers in the room for their thoughts on key questions regarding the updating of the FFP Strategic Plan. This is the eighth question in that series.
We welcome your thoughts and will be sharing your ideas directly with FFP. You can view the small group report out from the plenary session for this question by skipping to minute 1:02:20 of this recording.
FFP programming—both emergency and development—has often served as an ad hoc safety net in countries where inadequate or no formal safety nets exist. FFP has also played a critical role in establishing, supporting, and implementing formal safety net programs (e.g. Ethiopia, Haiti, Bangladesh), but is struggling with the lack of clearly defined (and realistic) exit strategies.
What should be the role of FFP in regard to national safety nets?