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Food Security Response and Resilience Project

An additional $20 million in funding will support the ongoing project increasing agriculture productivity, market access, incomes of smallholder farmers, and promoting better diet and nutrition practices in areas that are most vulnerable to and worst hit by the humanitarian and food crisis.

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Solution

In recent years, Yemen has experienced severe political, societal, economic, and security shocks. Access to basic services, such as food and economic livelihoods, are still very limited. Yemen imports up to 90% of its food, despite the fact that 70% of its population lives in rural areas and depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. Further, Yemen inordinately suffers from the detrimental effects of climate change and communities face recurring cycles of destructive droughts and flooding. Building off the ongoing SAPREP project, SAPREP+ aims to reduce poverty and food insecurity in the seven governorates that are most vulnerable to and worst hit by Yemen’s ongoing humanitarian crisis, particularly among women and marginalized groups, through sustainable improvements in livelihoods, nutrition, and resilience of rural households in target communities, achieved by increasing agricultural productivity, market access, and smallholder farmers’ incomes and by promoting better diet and nutrition practices. 

Country

  • Republic of Yemen

Project Status

Under Preperation

Funding

Public

Supervising entity

  • World Bank

Call Year

2019

Results

Results are not yet available. The project is still in its early stage of implementation in a very unstable political climate.