R4 Rural Resilience Initiative
The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a comprehensive risk management approach to help communities be more resilient to climate variability and shocks. WFP and Oxfam America (OA) launched the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) in 2011 to enable vulnerable rural households to increase their food and income security in the face of increasing climate risks. Methods of support is delivered through a combination of improved resource management (risk reduction), insurance (risk transfer), microcredit (prudent risk taking), and savings (risk reserves).
R4 enables poor farmers to access crop insurance by participating in risk reduction activities. Assets built through such activities – including WFP’s Food Assistance for Assets programmes – promote the resilience of farmers and their families by steadily decreasing vulnerability to disaster risks over time.
Contact Each Country Regional Office:
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Kifle Ketema Kirkos, Kebele 26, House No. 1041, Marshall Tito Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PO Box 25584, Code 1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fax: +251 115 514433; Phone: +251 115 515188; Email: WFP.Addisababa@wfp.org
United Nations World Food Programme Family Dental Clinic, Area 14 Compound City Centre, P O Box 30571, Lilongwe, Malawi
Fax: + 265 (0) 1 773 785; Phone: + 265 (0) 1 774 666; Email: WFP.Lilongwe@wfp.org
Route du Méridien Président, Almadies
BP 6902 Dakar Etoile, Senegal
Fax: + 221 33 820 70 24; Phone: +221 33 859 75 50; Email: WFP.Dakar@wfp.org
Plot 10/4971, Tito Road, Rhodes Park,
Lusaka, Zambia, P.O. Box 37726
Fax: +260 1 252 955; Phone: +260 1 253 845; Email: WFP.Lusaka@wfp.org
USD 26 million (2011-2016)