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1 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FAS PROGRAMMING for FY 2008 Food Assistance Division Office of Capacity Building and Development Foreign Agricultural Service US Department of Agriculture

2 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty INTRODUCTIONS AND AGENDA WELCOME AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES Ron Croushorn, Director MONITORING AND EVALUATING PROGRAMS Delphine Hamlin, Senior Analyst, Monitoring and Evaluation Staff PROGRAM OVERVIEW Brian Goggin, Deputy Director FY 2008 FOOD FOR PROGRESS Judy Phillips, Branch Chief, Food for Development FY 2008 FOOD FOR EDUCATION Ken Naylor, Branch Chief, School Feeding and Humanitarian Assistance TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS ISSUES Tim Powers, Branch Chief, Transportation and Logistics

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5 HIGHLIGHTS FROM MONITORING AND EVALUATION o Role of Monitoring and Evaluation Staff o Improve monitoring and evaluation of food aid and development programs o Evaluate sustainability – McGovern-Dole o New items available on website: --Checklist for closeout of agreements --Guidance for disposition of equipment --Guidance for tax certification

6 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty PROGRAM OVERVIEW

7 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FY 2007 PROGRAMMING Food for Progress (Title I) Food for Progress (CCC) Food for Education TOTALS # of Agreements Tons (thousands) Dollars (millions) $16.3$81.3$95.5$193.1

8 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty IMPORTANT ISSUES FOR 2008 o Farm Bill Reauthorization of programs o Anticipated budgets FFE: $100 million FFP: $40 million for transport o Food Aid Quality USDA/USAID funded project

9 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty OVERALL PROGRAM ELEMENTS Program timeline Applying for the programs Guidelines Program complements Multiple year agreements

10 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty USDA FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FY 2008 TIMELINES ACTIONFOOD FOR PROGRESS FOOD FOR EDUCATION Announce FY 2008 Programs KC Conference, April 2007 KC Conference, April 2007 Deadline for Proposals June 29, 2007July 31, 2007 Announce Awards December January 2008 Sign Agreements June 2008 Announce FY 2009 Programs KC Conference, 2008 KC Conference, 2008

11 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS Apply on-line at Follow program guidance We may ask at some point for a priority list We will ask for success stories!

12 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty PROGRAM COMPLEMENTS USDA will consider proposals that complement other U.S. Government agency programs such as: Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) U.S. Agency for International Development State Department or other agencies USDA will not approve proposals that duplicate other agency programs.

13 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS Multiple years for shipment of commodities OR Commodities shipped in one year and activities carried out in multiple years Contingent upon: Continued successful implementation Resource availability

14 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES Food Aid Information System Proposals and agreements Delivery of commodities Reports Payments and closeouts Newly developed website for submitting food aid success stories and lessons learned

15 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD AID STORY WEB SUBMISSION

16 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR PROGRESS o Overview o Resources o Priority Countries o Proposal Review

17 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR PROGRESS o Food for Progress Act of 1985 o Targets developing countries and emerging democracies o Supports democracy and expansion of private enterprise in the agricultural sector

18 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR PROGRESS o Most agreements implemented with PVO’s and foreign governments o Commodities are usually monetized o Commodities also used for: o Barter o Food for Work o Direct distribution

19 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROJECTS Primary emphasis is agricultural development o Soil and water conservation o Improved farming methods o Agricultural extension o Animal and plant health o Processing, storage and marketing o Roads and other infrastructure o Cooperative development o Micro-credit and business training

20 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROJECTS Policy-related activities: o Promote science-based and sanitary and phytosanitary standards o Trade capacity building Complementary activities: o HIV/AIDS awareness o Nutrition training o Land mine removal

21 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR PROGRESS FY 2007 PROPOSALS 114 Received 100 PVOs and WFP 14 Government 43 countries Total cost $970 mil 12 Approved 10 PVOs and WFP 2 Government 11 countries Total cost $76 mil

22 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FFP – FY 2008 EXPECTED RESOURCES o No change from FY 2007 o No new P.L. 480, Title I funding o $40 million cap on transportation costs o Commodity costs not a limiting factor o $15 million for administrative costs

23 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FY 2008 PRIORITY COUNTRY DETERMINATION Criteria: o Less than $3,465 per-capita income (World Bank) o ≥ 20% malnutrition rate (FAO) o Positive movement in political rights or civil liberties (Freedom House) o Not a net food exporter

24 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty 31 FFP PRIORITY COUNTRIES Afghanistan Armenia Bangladesh Bolivia Burundi Central African Rep. Djibouti Dominican Rep. Ethiopia Gambia Guatemala Guinea Bissau Haiti Honduras Kenya Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mongolia Mozambique Namibia Nicaragua Niger Papua New Guinea Senegal Sierra Leone Sri Lanka Tanzania Yemen Zambia (Republic of Congo and Philippines no longer included)

25 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FFP PROPOSAL REVIEW CRITERIA Agricultural focus Commodity management and appropriateness Organizational capability and experience Proposal Quality Ability to quantify program impact

26 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FFP UPDATED PROGRAM GUIDELINES o Guidelines for Introductory Statement o Guidelines for Plan of Operation o Sample Plan of Operation o Aid/FFP/ApplyForProgram.htm

27 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FFP TARGETING AND PROPOSAL IMPACT ActivityType and Number of Beneficiaries Intended Output Intended Outcome* New Production Technology 300 farmers 50 businesses Monthly training sessions 20% increase in yields 30% increase in income Section 5(h) Criteria for Measuring Progress * Baseline data to be provided during agreement negotiation

28 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FFP PROPOSAL FEEDBACK o Limited agricultural focus o Objectives and program implementation not clearly defined o Weak progress measures/outcomes o High cost per beneficiary o Lack of coordination with Embassy/Government o Commodity/monetization issues o Proposal is incomplete, inconsistent or does not follow format

29 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR PROGRESS

30 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR EDUCATION Overview Budget Priority Countries Proposals and Review Criteria Data Gathering

31 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM FOCUS o Promotes education and food security o Reaches poor children, especially girls, in low-income countries o Targets low literacy and primary school completion rates o Encourages health and nutrition complements o Strives for sustainability

32 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR EDUCATION FY 2007 PROPOSALS o90 proposals received o33 countries oTotal cost $838 million o11 proposals funded o11 countries oTotal cost $63 million

33 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty FOOD FOR EDUCATION FY 2008 AVAILABLE RESOURCES o$100 million requested o$41 million already allocated for delivery in FY 2008 under existing agreements oBalance of $59 million for FY 08 programming

34 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty PRIORITY COUNTRY DETERMINATION oPer capita incomes below $3,465 oNet food importer with > 20% of the population undernourished o<75% literacy rate of total population oGovernment support for education oRegional/country stability

35 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty 29 FFE PRIORITY COUNTRIES Afghanistan Angola Bangladesh Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Central Africa Rep. Chad Dem. Rep. of Congo Ethiopia Guatemala Guinea Haiti Kenya Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mozambique Niger Pakistan Papua New Guinea Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Tanzania Togo Yemen Zambia Guinea Bissau, Lao PDR and Sudan no longer included

36 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty SAMPLE PROJECTS oIntroduce interactive teaching methodologies oSchool rehabilitation oSchool supplies oTeacher training oDirect feeding oTake home rations oFood for Work

37 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty PROPOSAL REVIEW CRITERIA Proposal quality Experience and organization capacity Commodity or funding appropriateness Capability and effectiveness in past programs and need for program clearly expressed Graduation/sustainability, Coordination with other programs and local government and NGO support for program

38 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty PROPOSAL IMPACT AND RESULTS o FAS will evaluate the outputs, outcomes and graduation/sustainability as clearly demonstrated in the proposal o At a minimum, each proposal must provide the number of beneficiaries targeted and the impact of the program on those beneficiaries o Proposals that contain clear measurable indicators for impacts (Section 5h) will be more competitive

39 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty Total # children fed Increase nutrition status by 3% within 3 years Total # take home rations supplied Enrollment and completion rates for girls increase by 5% over 3 yrs OutputOutcome *These are examples to illustrate the difference between output and outcome indicators. PROPOSAL IMPACT *

40 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty “WHY” – Why will your proposal address the issues and challenges in this country? “WHERE” – Where are your activities? “WHO” – Who are beneficiaries? “WHAT” – What are the activities, outputs and outcomes? AND “HOW” – How are these accomplishments going to be continued after the funding for the project has ended? “CONNECT THE DOTS”

41 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty oFAS submits an annual report to Congress on FFE that details effectiveness and accomplishments gathered through: -- CS Reports-- Pictures -- Success Stories-- Data oWe welcome any success stories that could be included in this year’s report -- Submit to FAS within the next 60 days -- Photographs (with release for public domain) -- Data regarding increases in attendance, enrollment, success figures for girls, nutritional gains and sustainability oWebsite: There will be a link on the FAS Food Aid main page for success stories CONGRESSIONAL REPORT

42 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty CONSIDERATIONS IN YOUR PROPOSAL -- TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS o Lot sizes o Commodities and potential for substitutes o Timing issues – planning and flexibility vital

43 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty ARRANGING COMMODITY DELIVERY o Freight agent o Sales contracts and logistical arrangements o Initiating the call forward o Procuring commodities and freight o Diversions o Claims

44 Partnering to End Hunger and Poverty QUESTIONS?


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