FOOD SECURITY & LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM
This program addresses challenges facing poor households in having adequate food and income for their livelihood.
Food security, or rather insecurity, is at the heart of food crises and food-related emergencies. It is an underlying cause of malnutrition and mortality and a significant factor in longer-term livelihood security. Food insecurity may cause irreparable damage to livelihoods, thereby reducing self-sufficiency. It is therefore part of the process leading to malnutrition, morbidity and mortality. In addition, the state of being food insecure directly contributes to destitution and damaged livelihoods in the long term. In other words, if there is acute food insecurity, there is a nutritional risk.
Through our food security and livelihoods program, we work to build the resilience of target communities to the impacts of climate change on food security and their livelihoods. Our program incorporates a wide collection of activities customized to meet a community’s specific needs that are designed to bolster agricultural production, facilitate market access, support micro-enterprise initiatives and enhance vulnerable communities’ access to sustainable sources of food and income security. We provide our communities with a systematic approach to identifying, assessing, and reducing disaster risks
The Food Security and Livelihoods Program focuses on projects that aim to break the cycle of poverty and meet emergency needs of food. Projects are used to promote economic and social development. It also aims to help secure the resources needed to generate income, as well as to provide sustainable livelihoods for the current and future generations and to enhance their well-being.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: Increase beneficiary options through economic focus on strategic crops, livestock assets and social and environmental standpoints by designing and implementing the distribution of agricultural inputs, irrigation systems, rehabilitation and provision of extension services.
- Emergency Food Security & Livelihoods: Mitigating new risks and challenges arising from crisis, responding by emergency food kits distribution, and promoting positive coping strategies in the scarcity of emergencies feeding access.
- Financial Services: Contribute to self-reliance and strengthen the capacity of local communities and regional organizations by integrating capacity development through income-generating activities ranging from micro grants and small business management training to restart businesses.
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