FAO project OSRO/RAF/510/SAF - Strengthening Livelihoods through Food and Nutrition Security in Vulnerable SADC Countries. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of vulnerability and risk of
food and nutrition insecurity through the strengthening of livelihoods of
resource poor households that have suffered from climatic and other natural disasters and/or affected by chronic or debilitating disease like HIV/AIDS among seven most vulnerable countries of SADC namely Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Specifically, the project aims to intensify agricultural production and increase productivity of vulnerable farmer households; enhance livelihood diversification for improved resilience of the vulnerable population; promote
livelihood/vocational and life skills; and establish timely and reliable
information systems and coordination mechanisms for agricultural emergency operations as well as enhancing advocacy for food and nutrition security for the vulnerable population within the region.