The specific objectives were:
Asian Development Bank
ACI managed the implementation of the project, provided team leadership, and ensured quality of consultant’s output. It organized survey of agro storage and institutional assessment of Committees of Disaster Management, designs an efficient system of food emergency response, strengthens capacity of relevant institutions, organized study tours to Bangladesh and Viet Nam, and national workshops to obtain stakeholder feedback. It coordinated with other institutions for the establishment of a food and nutrition monitoring system, early warning system, and identification of target groups in case of emergencies. It provided policy analysis of alternative options for food reserves including participation of private sector storage. It provided capacity building for the monitoring of food security and nutrition strategy and in institutional design of early warning system, including meteorological data, flood and storm assessment, food prices, epidemics such as HPAI, and health indicators.