FY13 Feed the Future Monitoring System Guidance Document
The Feed the Future Monitoring System (FTFMS) is part of an interagency effort to consolidate U.S. Government (USG) reporting on Feed the Future activities. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Agriculture, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Peace Corps, Department of Treasury (contribution to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program), The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the US-Africa Development Foundation contribute data to FTFMS. FTFMS indicator data are the official results for Feed the Future, help USAID/Bureau for Food Security (BFS) support your work in the field, provide the foundation for public documents like the Feed the Future Scorecard and Progress Report, and inform decisions on future programming and budget allocations.
FTFMS collects and stores information at the implementing mechanism (IM) level for all USAID Missions receiving 4.5 Agriculture (FTF Focus, Aligned, and Strategic Partner countries), 3.1.9 Nutrition (Focus countries only), or Food for Peace development funding (all countries). This includes buy-ins to Washington-managed IMs and pooled donor funding. Data for population-based survey (PBS) indicators from the 19 FTF Focus Countries are also entered in the FTFMS. PBS indicators track results in the FTF Zone of Influence and are collected and entered by either the centrally-funded FTF FEEDBACK mechanism or a Mission-procured M&E contractor, along with indicators from secondary sources.