Feed the Future
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Global Food Security Response: West Africa Rice Field Work Protocol

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Friday, May 1, 2009
The Global Food Security Response (GFSR) frameworka response to the global food crisisincludes three components: i) an emergency humanitarian response, ii) urgent measures to address high food prices through agriculture and trade programs, and iii) a global policy agenda to address the systemic causes of high food prices. Under the GFSR, the Africa Bureau is commissioning staple food value chain studies in West Africa.  The goal of the value chain studies is to improve food security and raise rural incomes in seven to nine food staple value chains of West Africa.  This protocol provides a standard format for the five country studies in the regional analysis to allow comparisons between countries, identify gaps in information and ensure consistency in the approach used.