The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes a €3 million contribution from the Government of Austria in support of over 5,000 households in Chemba district, Sofala province, prioritising vulnerable children, adolescent girls and women.
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the coverage of the National Food Fortification Programme (NFFP) in Mozambique regarding iron-fortified wheat and maize flours and vitamin A-fortified sugar and vegetable oil, as well as the benefit reach across population groups. A population-based cross-sectional household survey and laboratory tests to determine nutrient intake in food samples collected at households are the main source for the analysis.
Southern Africa is subject to multiple, frequent, and compounded shocks and stressors that prevent communities from fully recovering from crises, thereby deepening their vulnerability. This vulnerability was particularly exposed during the El Niño-induced drought in 2015-2016: the worst in the region for 35 years, it devastated local food systems and severely undermined the agriculture-based livelihoods of the region’s predominantly rural population.
A recent study (IPC-IG 2019) evaluates the coverage of Mozambique’s National Food Fortification Programme (NFFP), its benefit reach across vulnerable groups and its contribution to the recommended nutrient intake (RNI) of micronutrients. The NFFP is a mandatory fortification programme of wheat and maize flour with iron, and of sugar and vegetable oil with vitamin A.
The European Union Social Protection Systems (EU-SPS) project has recently published a report on the future of social protection in six countries in East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (OECD 2017).1 The report examines key demographic, economic, social and environmental trends that are likely to affect the demand for social protection between now and 2065, a timeframe aligned to the African Union’s Agenda 2063—its vision for the future of the continent in which social protection has a key role to play.
The EU Social Protection Systems (EU-SPS) Initiative (2015-19) has supported national and regional expert institutions in Africa in their efforts to develop inclusive and sustainable social protection systems. Local leadership, sustainability and wide participation of national and regional experts have been the core principles of cooperation: Government of Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has managed the EU-SPS work on Social Protection Capacity Development, which is the focus of this summary paper.
The EU Social Protection Systems (EU-SPS) Initiative supported national, regional and international expert institutions in 11 mainly low income countries in their efforts to develop inclusive and sustainable social protection systems. Country ownership, sustainability and wide participation of national and regional experts are the core principles for the EU-SPS work.
This document summarizes the actions taken by THL-Finland in different partner countries.