R4 Rural Resilience Initiative
Quarterly report | January - March 2013
After two successful years of implementation, in 2013, R4 enters its third year of operations in Ethiopia and Senegal. In Ethiopia this agricultural season, R4 plans to expand to a new region Amhara with a pilot implementation in one village while continuing to work in the 76 villages in Tigray. The Amhara pilot will be implemented in partnership with the Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA); the Relief Society of Tigray (REST) will continue to implement R4 in Tigray.
In Senegal, R4 has entered the implementation phase for the 2013 agricultural season. Local partners have been identified and a Technical Committee, representing the implementing partners for the four R4 components, has been established for the local coordination and management of the project. The R4 Senegal team also launched its national policy engagement work in Senegal this quarter which aims to support both R4 implementation and national policy for long-term food security and rural resilience.
In this report we share key accomplishments during the January-March 2013 quarter, including the 2012 end-of-season assessment conducted in Ethiopia, and present the R4 Senegal national policy analysis.