Presentation on theme: "Overview of the productive Safety Net Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Overview of the productive Safety Net Program Ministry of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentFood Security Coordination Directorate
2 BackgroundThe Government of Ethiopia launched the New Coalition for Food Security in Ethiopia in 2003Since 2003 , the program has been under implementation in 290 chronically food insecure woredas
3 Core objectives of the Food Security Programme Enabling 8.29 million chronically food insecure people to attain food security Significantly improving the food security situation of 6.71 million additional food insecure people
4 FSP has three components… ResettlementProductive Safety Net Programme (PSNP)Other Food Security ProgrammePresentation focuses mainly on PSNP…
5 PSNPPSNP is a multi-donor funded program designed to address short-term consumption gaps of chronically food insecure households through the provision of multi year predictable resources.
6 Objective of PSNPTo provide transfers to the food insecure households in chronically food insecure woredas in a way that prevents asset depletion at the household level and creates asset at the community level.
7 Development partnersPSNP is implemented by the Government of Ethiopia with the support of:DFIDECWORLD BANKCIDASIDARNEWFPUSAIDIrish AidDescribe progression (of asset building) from very poor CFI (who are afraid to take credit for fear they cannot pay it back, so need a smaller, cost-shared starter loan) to CFI (who can obtain credit on normal terms) to transitionally food insecure who have just graduated from the PSNP and who still need support building assets.Describe cost shared loan: way of subsidizing the credit for households who are afraid they wouldn’t be able to pay back a full loan without subsidizing the interest rate. A certain portion of the first loan will be a grant, while the other portion will be a loan on a the same terms as other clients.
8 Direct Support Public Works PSNP ComponentsDirect SupportPublic Works
9 Direct SupportEnsures support to households who lack labour, have no other means of support, and who are chronically food insecureDS beneficiaries can participate in light community works such as community child-care centre at public works sites or nutrition education
10 Public Works Under the Public Works component :- Labor intensive activities will be designed to provide employment to food insecure householdsSustainable community assets will be developedNatural resource base and social infrastructure will be improvedWatersheds will, be developed properly , and this will help in increasing productivity and improving livelihoods
11 Public Works Activities Soil and water conservationWater harvestingSmall-scale irrigationWater supply schemesAfforestationRural infrastructure developmentConstruction of social servicesAccess to markets is critical for households to increase their incomes and build their assets.Past projects in Ethiopia have demonstrated the importance of a market-driven approach to livelihoods strengthening, even when working with food insecure households.
12 Percolation ponds for water harvesting, recharging underground water table
22 Impacts to dateDelivery of timely transfers to poorest citizens in rural areasPSNP played a critical role in responding to the crisisProductive Public works Constructed :. Productive assets are created for communities(primary schools, health services, potable water,FTC, Rural feeder roads)Household food security is improvedProgress towards graduation:. More than 524,000 people became food selfsufficient who were food insecure in 2006PSNP has shown a measurable impact on beneficiaries livelihoods as measured by income and assets
23 Some lessons learnedPSNP demonstrated value of shift away from humanitarian response system to more development oriented approachYear on year improvements on timely transfersCapacity to implement overall programme is improved