El Niño / La Niña

El Niño / La Niña

Agriculture and Food Security Sector Working Group Terms of Reference

Post date Monday, 15 August, 2016 - 17:55
Document Type TORs
Content Themes El Nino, Working Group
Sources Food Security Sector

The Agricultre and Food Security Working Group (AFSSWG) was formed to ensure a coordinated and effective response to the El Niño drought amongst all partners involved in the Agriculture and Food Security Sectors, and to maintain an updated account of the sector’s needs and priorities (5Ws) as they evolve throughout the response. The Working Group is co-chaired by FAO and WFP, with rotational responsibility for hosting, chairing, and producing other secretariat functions, including meeting minutes.  WFP provides the AFSSWG with Operational Information Management support, including mapping, a dashboard, 5W and other info graphic and tools to facilitate the identification of needs and priorities, based on the timely inputs provided by member agencies. The AFSSWG reports to the Agriculture National Steering Committee (ANSC) and the Food Assistance Working Group (FAWG) separately. It also coordinates closely with the Inter-Sectoral Working Group as well as the Humanitarian Country Team.

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