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Independent External Evaluation of the Special Programme for Food Security

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome (Italy) | Committee on Agriculture Rome 31 march-4 april 2003.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) ; Inf.8.Publisher: Rome (Italy) : FAO, 2003Description: 72 pages.Other title: Evaluación externa independiente del Programa Especial para la Seguridad Alimentaria (PESA).Subject(s): Food and Agriculture Organization | Food safety | Nutrition | HealthSummary: In response to requests of the Governing Bodies and to meet internal management needs, an evaluation of the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) was undertaken in 2001 by a representative team of nine senior external consultants1. The evaluation was to provide a credible accountability report on the SPFS and to enhance the knowledge base for future learning, by identifying emerging issues, strengths and weaknesses.The evaluation team identified a number of unique strengths that could be built upon for future programmes, including the SPFS’ role in nurturing national consciousness about food security and how it had fostered national ownership of SPFS initiatives; focussing discussion on agriculture, food and nutrition within debates concerning poverty; emphasis on participatory approaches; need for a multifaceted approach to agricultural development and a focus on helping women through agricultural production diversification activities.
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Committee on Agriculture, Seventeenth Session. Rome, 31 March-4 April 2003.

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In response to requests of the Governing Bodies and to meet internal management needs, an evaluation of the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) was undertaken in 2001 by a representative team of nine senior external consultants1. The evaluation was to provide a credible accountability report on the SPFS and to enhance the knowledge base for future learning, by identifying emerging issues, strengths and weaknesses.The evaluation team identified a number of unique strengths that could be built upon for future programmes, including the SPFS’ role in nurturing national consciousness about food security and how it had fostered national ownership of SPFS initiatives; focussing discussion on agriculture, food and nutrition within debates concerning poverty; emphasis on participatory approaches; need for a multifaceted approach to agricultural development and a focus on helping women through agricultural production diversification activities.

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