Feed the Future Senegal Kawolor

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Feed the Future Senegal Kawolor Project began November 2017 and will run through 2022, with the goal of reaching over half a million children under age five and their families with nutrition interventions. The project will focus on nutrition and will build on the foundation of Feed the Future Yaajeende, which among other impacts, reduced child stunting by 30 percent and poverty by 7 percent in 800 villages, lifting approximately 56,000 people above the poverty line, despite four years of recurrent drought and weather crises. Moving into a “platform approach,” NCBA CLUSA will train and support local institutions to lead their own community development. This will allow communities to sustainably increase consumption of nutritious and safe diets, increase on-farm availability and market supply of diverse, micro-nutrient rich foods, increase resilience and income, increase adoption of nutrition and care practices and improve the governance of food systems in 3,500 villages across 150 communes in 10 regions—reaching 285,000 households and 2.8 million people over five years. Key to this approach, NCBA CLUSA will partner with and strengthen local, regional and national private and public sector partnerships including Mother’s groups, Citizen Working Groups, Community Based Solution Providers (CBSPs), private firms and research institutions. A set of guiding principles—sustainability, empowerment, resilience, science and innovation, targeting of investments and coordination—are foundational to the project.

Cross-cutting issues

Gender, Community-led development


  • Senegal


  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Capacity Strengthening for CSOs (general)
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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