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East & Central Africa - Tanzania


Implementation process 

The IPC has been introduced in 2008 and the acute analysis is led twice a year at national level, with representatives from the regions. The IPC V2.0 has been introduced in March 2012 and 32 persons have been trained from the national and regional levels. The IPC has allowed to integrate multi-sectoral food and nutrition security analysis in a livelihood perspective. It is incorporated in the national food security and nutrition system, MUCHALI. 

The IPC contribution to decision making

The IPC has been fully institutionalized by the Government and hence become the main decision making reference for food security and nutrition interventions. It is used as a basis for response analysis and coordination of interventions at national and sub-national levels. For example food distribution to vulnerable populations, nutrition and food access interventions have been informed by the IPC. Furthermore it allowed to identify areas with recurring food and nutrition insecurity to orientate further assessments. 

Tanzania National Disaster and Relief Committee (TANDREC), a high level Board composed of Principal Secretaries of relevant Ministries, has used IPC results to prepare responses regularly since 2008. 

The Partnership and role of Government 

The IPC is hosted in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives. Prime Minister’s Office and FAO are playing a critical role in building capacity and ownership of the IPC by all decision makers. The TWG counts 44 members, it is composed in majority of members of the Government from different Ministries and national agencies, with participation from Universities, UN agencies (FAO, UNICEF, WFP) and NGOs (Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision). 

The national TWG continues working towards 

  • Continuous improvement of the analysis through Livelihoods zoning and profiling
  • Increase of the use of IPC for development decision makers (using the information on limiting factors for acute food insecurity, and underlying causes of chronic food insecurity)
  • Scaling-out of the MUCHALI framework to all LGAs in the country (to decentralize the IPC process), requiring further capacity building at national and district levels
  • Introduce chronic analysis 

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Latest Resources

Publications (Reports)
Oct 2010 - The 2009/10 Main (Masika/Msimu) Season for the Market Year 2010/2011
East & Central Africa - Tanzania
Publications (Reports)
Sep 2010 - Brief Report
East & Central Africa - Tanzania
Publications (Reports)
Aug 2010 - Summary Report
East & Central Africa - Tanzania
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD