Country DRC Kenya South Sudan Tanzania Uganda
Research and Evaluation PROJECTS
East Africans face multiple hazards, such as droughts, floods, conflicts, crop and livestock diseases, and unstable market conditions. These hazards often result in crises which are exacerbated by the region’s characteristically high rates of food insecurity. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) emergency response often focuses on providing seeds and tools to mitigate food insecurity created by man-made and natural disasters. To help FAO better address and target emergency needs in east Africa, Kimetrica’s food security team developed specialized strategies to strengthen agriculture relief activities. Focusing on east and central Africa, the services included developing strategic plans and funding proposals. Strategies for the expansion of cassava and sweet potato production were developed for South Sudan and the Great Lakes Region. In addition, contingency plans were established and integrated in the FAO regional advisors' disaster management program.
Information Management PROJECTS
The 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province resulted in a great loss of human life and an estimated USD 409 million loss to farming systems. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) responded to the disaster by providing rehabilitation support to all areas of Pakistan’s impacted agriculture sector. Kimetrica’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team developed an integrated, web-based M&E tool for managing Pakistan earthquake rehabilitation projects. The web-service included data-collection instruments and data management and reporting functions. Full training and methodology modules allowed for easy adoption and partner participation. The system helped FAO to successfully manage millions of dollars in post earthquake funding, aiding managers to use monitoring data to make program adjustments and ensure funding dollars were not wasted.