The Effectively Fighting Chronic Malnutrition Project is a joint nutrition project to eradicate chronic malnutrition in Nyamagabe and Rutsiro Districts in operation since October 2013. Under this collaborative One UN effort, FAO leads the component to increase "local production and consumption of nutritious and safe foods among vulnerable households." In this regard, on Monday, 30 June 2014 FAO Rwanda launched its first distribution of small livestock in the Kitabi and Nkomane sectors of Nyamagabe District, and is poised to perform its second distribution of livestock by the end of July. Community members (meeting the Ubudehe categories 1 and 2) received pigs, chickens, and veterinary kits, and future distributions will also include rabbits and dairy goats. The event was attended by the FAO Rwanda Officials led by the FAO Representative in Rwanda, the government officials at district level and the beneficiaries.
The project will run from 2013 through 2016 under funding from the Swiss Development Cooperation and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda. FAO's Mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.