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Italy- Sahel program for poverty reduction: SVS Project- Structural vulnerability monitoring in Sahel

Objectives: The objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of CILSS ability to prevent and face up to recurrent food crisis, through the diffusion of information on vulnerability dynamics and through the location of vulnerable areas.
Sectorial Topic (Note): Desertification monitoring and assessment
Actor(s)[Nation(Ministry, Agency)/Organization]: General Directorate for Cooperation for Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy); WMO, CRA
Contents: The project constitutes the continuation of AP3A project (Early Warning and Agricultural Production Forecast), which contributed to the creation of a regional information system for the early warning and to the establishment of a dynamic data bank at regional level for the prevention of crisis. During the new project managing activities of information system will be entrusted to CRA (Agrhymet Regional Centre).
Means of Implementation: Amount of financing 2.734.351,00 euro.
Homogenisation and standardization of data.
Definition of a framework for the location of vulnerable areas.
Identification of indicators for the control and evaluation of risks in the field of food security and natural resources deterioration.
Target year: 2005
Target Area/Place: Sahel (CILSS)
Expected Outcome(S): Creation of a data bank aimed to prevent and face up food crisis, and to devise sustainable development plans.
Relevance to the Plan of Implementation of WSSD: This project addresses several priority actions identified in the plan of implementation which are related to:
- food security,
- monitoring
Other Information:
(Contact): Dr. Flavio Lovisolo
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate General for Development Cooperation
Phone: +
Address: Via Contarini, 25 00194 Roma
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