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Sowing the Seeds of Good Nutrition; Peru Case Study: Reconciling Agriculture and Nutrition

Peruvian agriculture occupies 15.9 million people, meaning 24.4% of the country’s economically active population. Participation in the market is extremely varied, ranging from major companies investing in irrigation agriculture for agro-export in the Costa region to peasant farming in the Sierra, usually aimed rather at produce for the domestic market. Agriculture produces 70% of the population’s calorie intake and 75% of proteins consumed, particularly through the production of rice, potatoes, cassava and sugar, but also milk products, eggs, meat and pulses.

In Peru, a Fresh Take on Combating Childhood Anemia

Our field staff regularly conducts health and nutrition-focused interviews with residents of a rural Andean region of Peru, an area where around 40% of families live in extreme poverty and up to 33% of children under five years old suffer from chronic malnutrition. Six in ten children here are anemic, which means they do not have enough iron in their blood.

Peru

Peru has experienced significant economic growth over the past decade, but the gap between rich and the poor has not diminished and over 30% of its population remains poor, 10% of whom live in abject poverty. Peru has laudably reduced child malnutrition rates, but undernutrition remains a problem in the rural Andean regions where some 40% of families live in extreme poverty, over 30% of all children under five are chronically malnourished, and six in ten children are anemic and in need of iron supplements.

ACF Emergency Team Responds to Floods In Ecuador

The phenomenon known as La Niña has left 20 dead in Ecuador, 61 in Bolivia and 13 in Peru, according to government sources in those countries. For several weeks Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has been working in the Santa Cruz department of Bolivia helping flood victims.

Floods in Ecuador

The phenomenon known as La Niña has left 20 dead in Ecuador, 61 in Bolivia and 13 in Peru, according to government sources in those countries. Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has been working in the Santa Cruz department of Bolivia helping flood victims.

Peru: Rebuilding Vital Water Networks Will Take Months

Responding to the devastation caused in Peru by the August 15 earthquake, Action Against Hunger’s emergency response team is on the ground in Cañete, Chincha, and Pisco to assess the level of destruction to the water and sanitation infrastructure in the areas most affected by the quake.

Emergency Response in the Wake of Peru’s Devastating Earthquake

Following the Peruvian government’s call for emergency assistance, Action Against Hunger-Spain is sending a team of three representatives—an emergency coordinator, a logistician, and a water and sanitation technician—to areas most affected by the August 15th earthquake. Their objective is to execute a rapid assessment of needs related to water and sanitation in the areas most affected by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the coast of Peru on Wednesday, causing at least 450 deaths.

Toll Climbs in Peru, Areas Lack Water, Power

"A day after a powerful earthquake devastated cities along Peru’s southern coast, government officials put the death toll at 437, with at least 17,000 people displaced and with wide areas without power, telephone service or road access on Thursday night...In Pisco, many of the survivors were in shock, wandering the streets and crowding around the overwhelmed hospital, desperate for reports about loved ones or distraught after receiving the worst kind of news."

About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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