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R4 Rural Resilience Initiative: Quarterly Report | January - March 2016


R4 Rural Resilience Initiative: Quarterly Report | January - March 2016

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food-insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks. During this quarter, insurance payouts were distributed to almost 30,000 farmers in Ethiopia, Senegal and Malawi due to dry conditions during the past season. In Zambia, despite some long dry spells during the season, conditions were not severe enough to trigger the index which is built to trigger payouts only in case of severe droughts. In this report we share key accomplishments during January to March 2016 and present the results of the end of the season assessments in Ethiopia and Senegal.