Food Security

Goal

The Somalia Food Security Cluster (FSC) aims to be the primary source of information on the humanitarian response by addressing food insecurity, and by providing its members with a strategic vision and guidance in their response to the acute and underlying causes of crisis.

This challenges the cluster to provide guidance from a multi-year perspective on how responses must address the acute seasonal needs for improved access to food and livelihood support. It also needs to provide guidance on addressing livelihood vulnerability through resilience-building, and on providing regular and dependable safety nets to prevent the seasonal teeter-tottering between Famine/Emergency/Crisis and Stressed conditions that have plagued rural and urban livelihoods in Somalia over the past two decades.

Purpose

As per the rationale of the Global Food Security Cluster, the FSC aims to promote responses that are:

  • Proportionate. The FSC will promote proportionate needs-based responses and advocate adequate resources and support.
     
  • Appropriate. The FSC will promote appropriate, and therefore more effective, emergency food-security interventions that incorporate food assistance, emergency agricultural support, cash and voucher transfers, and time-critical and urgent support for the protection and rapid restoration of agricultural pastoral and fishing livelihoods.
     
  • Timely. Despite the investments and improvements in early warning systems, there is a gap between early warning and early response. The appropriate timing of phasing down or phasing out responses is also important. In Somalia in particular, the FSC will aim to improve the timeliness of responses in order to provide a more effective and cost-efficient response.
FSC Glossary
Please find below the glossary of terms;
WFP Programme Glossary
Glossary of Terms FSC

 

Resources
Structure of the FSC
Contacts:

Food Security Cluster
Gigiri Lane, Off UN Crescent
P.O Box 64902 – 00620. Nairobi, Kenya
Info.somalia@foodsecuritycluster.net
SwitchBoard:+254 20 720 2000/2100

 

CAP 2013 - 2015 Guidance
FSC CAP 2013 - 2015 Targets
CAP 2013 - 2015 Advisory on Proposal Writing
CAP Proposal Development Guidance
Food Assistance Tip Sheet
Food Security Livelihoods Tip Sheet
Gender Marker FAQ
Gender Marker Training Presentation [03 Oct. 2012]

 

FSC Calendar & Minutes of Meetings
FSC Meeting Calendars December 2012 | November 2012 |October 2012 | September 2012 | August 2012 | July 2012
Nairobi 03/10/201225/07/2012 | 01/03/2012 | 01/02/2012 | 17/01/2012 |10/01/2012
Gedo 20/2/2013 | 22/01/2013 | 16/10/2012 | 18/09/2012 | 23/08/2012 | 17/07/2012 | 21/06/2012 | 14/05/2012
Mogadishu 24/02/2013 | 27/01/2013 | 26/08/2012 | 15/07/2012 | 24/06/2012 | 03/03/2012 | 18/02/2012
Hargeysa 25/07/2012 |01/07/2012 | 16/04/2012
Bay Bakool 21/02/2013 | 19/01/2013 | 27/08/2012 | 16/07/2012
Hiraan 23/02/2013 | 22/10/2012 | 01/10/2012
Lower Juba 20/02/2013 | 15/08/2012
M. Juba 25/02/2013
S. Mudug 18/02/2013 | 22/01/2013
Galgaduud 21/02/2012
Strategic Advisory Group Minutes 19/02/2013 | 01/12/2012  | 21/11/201217/10/2012 | 03/10/2012 | 22/08/2012 | 19/07/2012 | 04/07/2012 | 20/06/2012 | 06/06/2012

 

Presentations
SomReP: Enhancing resilience of households and communities in Somalia. Presentation 19th March 2013
FSC Nairobi meeting 14th March 2013 | FSNAU | OCHA
South Mudug Feb. 2013 | Jan. 2013 | Dec. 2012Nov. 2012
Hiraan Feb. 2013 | Jan. 2013 | Dec. 2012 | Nov. 2012
Gedo Feb. 2013 | Jan. 2013 | Dec. 2012Oct. 2012 |  Sep. 2012  | June 2012
Somaliland Feb. 2013 | Jan. 2013 | Sep. 2012| Jul. 2012| May 2012 | April 2012
Nairobi Oct. 2012
Galgaduud Feb. 2013 | Jan. 2013 | Dec. 2012
Lower Juba Feb.2013 | Jan. 2013 | Dec. 2012 | Aug. 2012
Mogadishu Feb. 2013 | Jan. 2013 | Dec. 2012Aug. 2012 | June 2012 | May 2012
Bay and Bakool Feb. 2013 | Jan. 2013 | Dec. 2012 | Aug. 2012 |June 2012 | May 2012
Garowe June 2012
M. Juba Feb. 2013
FSC CLuster Meeting Presentation [Jul. 2012]
M. Shabelle Feb. 2013

 

Food Security Technical Documents
Post Deyr 2013 Targets [25 Mar. 2013 ]
GU 2013 Somalia Rainfall Outlook, March to May forecast [07 Mar. 2013]
Somalia Food Security Cluster Protection Mainstreaming Checklist
English | Somali [ Jan. 2013]
Somalia Food Security Cluster Protection Mainstreaming Brochure English | Somali
Trend Analysis of Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Somalia 2007 -2011 [12 Nov. 2012]
2012 CHF Project Proposal Evaluation Criteria after CRC-SCORES [28 Mar. 2012]
Guidance Note Food Basket Options [Feb. 2012]
Ration Alternatives [08 Nov. 20122]

  

Response Guidance
Agriculture and Livelihoods & WASH Cluster - Position paper on drought response
Agriculture and Livelihoods & Food Aid Cluster - Position paper accessto food via voucher distribution
Project implementation guidance manual
 Guidelines on how to Use Hawala in Somalia [12 Feb. 2012]
 Ready or Not? Emergency Cash Transfers at Scale [Oct. 2011]
 Guidelines for Cash Interventions in Somalia [Sep. 2010]
 Resilience Conference Paper [31 May 2012]
 Istanbul Background Paper on Resilience  [31 May 2012]

 

Assessment Reports
Food Security Cluster Indicators
FSNAU - Post Deyr 2012 Food Security and Nutrition Outlook Report
WFP Somalia - Food Security and Nutrition Trend Analysis 2007-2012
Kismayo Rapid Food and Nutrition Security Assessment, November 2012
Multi-sectoral assessment on the impact of floods in Beletweyne 15 October 2012
Mogadishu Urban Food Security and Nutrition Assessment - 2011

 

FSC Maps
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012

 

FSC Analytical Documents
Gap Analysis of Food Cluster January Distribution
Gap Analysis of Food Cluster December Distribution
Percentage of Population in Crisis Assisted
Percentage of Population in Crisis Assisted by FAC by District
Percentage of KCals Delivered by FAC Members Versus KCals needs of the Population in Crisis
Somalia Livelihood Zones [Feb. 2012]

 

FSC Dashboard
FSC Dashboard February 2013
FSC Dashboard January 2013
FSC Dashboard December 2012
FSC Dashboard November 2012
FSC Dasjboard October 2012
FSC Dashboard September 2012
FSC Dashboard August 2012
FSC Dashboard July 2012
FSC Dashboard June 2012
FSC Dashboard May 2012
FSC Dashboard April 2012

 

Tools
We are in the process of finalizing the planning matrix and monthly report tools. In the next weeks we will upload them and will be available for your use.
Recommended Assessment Tools
Oxfam GB Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods (EFSL) 48-hour Assessment Tool (Sept 2012)
WFP Rapid Food Security assessment for Somalia

 

Useful Links
FSC Links