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Cameroon Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022)

Operation ID: CM01

Country Strategic Plan approved at EB June 2017.

Revision 02 approved by the ED - DGFAO in July 2019.

Revision 03 approved by the CD in October 2019.

Revision 04 approved by ED WFP & DG FAO in September 2020.

Revision 07 approved by the RD in June 2021.

WFP’s country strategic plan for Cameroon (2018–2020) is based on lessons learned, discussions with the Government, donors and partners, the zero hunger strategic review and an assessment of funding possibilities. 

To help Cameroon achieve zero hunger, WFP will work with the Government to establish long-term interventions to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities in Far North, North, Adamaoua and East regions. Community resilience-building will involve mutually reinforcing livelihood interventions to stabilize community productivity and nutrition, reduce post-harvest losses, improve gender and social inclusion and promote market opportunities for smallholders. These interventions will be reinforced by an emergency response capacity using social safety nets to support displaced people and refugees and protect host communities’ long-term investments in resilience. After a crisis, WFP will return to supporting long-term resilience. Following an emergency in a stable locality, it will transition to early recovery.

WFP will extend its partnership with the Government to establish data monitoring and accountability systems for emergency preparedness and response, and will partner United Nations agencies, especially the Rome-based agencies, and other non-State actors.

This country strategic plan supports achievement of the following strategic outcomes:

  1. Populations affected by disasters, including refugees, internally displaced persons and host populations in Far North, North, Adamaoua and Eastern regions, have safe access to adequate and nutritious food during and after crises. 
  2. Vulnerable households in protracted displacement and communities at risk in chronically food-insecure areas have safe year-round access to adequate and nutritious food, and increase their resilience to shocks.
  3. Children aged 6–59 months and vulnerable women and men in food-insecure prioritized districts have reduced malnutrition rates in line with national standards by 2020.
  4. Food-insecure smallholders, especially women, in priority districts of Far North, North, Adamaoua and Eastern regions have sustainably increased incomes to enhance their self-reliance and livelihoods and improve their productivity by 2020. 
  5. The Government’s work to achieve zero hunger is supported by effective partnerships by 2030. 
  6. The humanitarian community in Cameroon has access to United Nations Humanitarian Air Services until satisfactory alternatives are available.

The Government is WFP’s primary partner, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the United Nations Development Programme, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UN Women, the Scaling Up Nutrition initiative and the World Bank.

The plan is aligned with Cameroon Vision 2035 and the Growth and Employment Strategy  Paper (2010–2020); it is integrated with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018–2020) and contributes to WFP Strategic Results 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8.