A new database with geographic information on Food security and Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau will allow organisations and their partners coordinate their work better.
The result of an agreement signed between IMVF, FAO – Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations – and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Guinea-Bissau (MADR), a new database and a Geographic Information System (SIG) was created in order to aggregate contents in the fields of Food Security and Nutrition, contributing to the continuity of the development process.
Several organisations and partners try to help Guinea-Bissau improve its agricultural sector and fight the negative effects of (food and financial) crises that affect farmers enabling them to reach an acceptable level of food safety. These supports are translated mainly into projects that are underway in several regions of the country, run by NGOs and / or by the local management structures, in partnership with the Government.
The initiative now in place aims to increase the effectiveness of the work of these actors, limiting duplication and promoting complementarities between projects and activities in order to make the most out of the funding. It is good also for the MADR, which sees its capacity for coordination strengthened, easily taking the responsibility for following up the actions on the ground at a central and regional level.
The contribution of different partners, providing continuous information to MADR on their ongoing projects is fundamental for the cooperation efforts to obtain and creating synergies between different interventions, contributing greatly to the efficiency of development aid.
The already created database has been established under the protocol provided by MADR technicians and will be available for consultation by all interested development partners.
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