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iNGO Project

Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV)


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CANTEEN, “Collaboration And Networking To Enhance Education and Nutrition”, is funded by EU from Jan 2017 to Jun 2021. The objective of CANTEEN is to strengthen the capacity of Lao Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities to work in partnerships to contribute to the achievement of national development goals, with a focus on food security and nutrition. CANTEEN is implemented primarily in Nong District, Savannakhet Province.

 Associated with CANTEEN, MCNV Laos is implementing “Scaling-up nutrition-sensitive agricultural (NSA) initiatives in poor mountainous areas in Vietnam and Lao PDR”, funded by WOTRO from Jan 2017 to Dec 2020. Its objectives include identifying effective NSA interventions that improve food security and reduce malnutrition and poverty; constructing a generic framework and guidelines for developing, replicating and scaling-up of effective NSA interventions based on a cross-country, multi-level analysis of the barriers and facilitators in existing cases; and disseminating lessons learned to policy-makers, NGOs, scientific community, local communities and private sector.

 Also associated with CANTEEN is “Rural Development and Food Security Project in Lao PDR”, funded by AFAS Foundation. This project seeks to improve capacity and knowledge on rural development for local partners of MCNV in Savannakhet province. It enhances knowledge of agricultural practices and food production, and builds capacity of health workers and the villager residents in health and feeding for children, particularly children under five years old.

Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Jan 1st 2017 Jun 30th 2021 1392000

Project Coordinator Project Partners
Stephen Himley
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Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Savannakhet Province - Nong

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Agricultural Training - Food Crop Production - Food Security - Small Animal/Poultry Raising
Community Development - Rural Community Development
Health Care - Mother & Child Care - Nutrition
Social Development - Advocacy and Social Legislation - Institutional Development

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