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Food Security & Livelihoods

Action Against Hunger’s food security and livelihoods programs tackle the root causes of hunger: problems of access and production.

Encompassing a wide array of activities customized to meet a community’s specific needs, our programs are designed to bolster agricultural production, jumpstart local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income.

Optimism after Typhoon Haiyan: Roselyn Omeres

Editor's note: Earlier this week, we updated you on our progress in the Philippines. Now, to show you an example of how your support helps us reach families in need, we're sharing a remarkable story of resilience from a family in Tacloban that we're assisting with one of our post-emergency projects. 

In Pakistan, Two Landscapes and Livelihoods Just a Short Drive Apart

I recently went on a field visit to our country programs in Pakistan. I was there to facilitate a training for our program teams with a focus on how we can best implement our activities to make the biggest impact on undernutrition in children under five and in pregnant and nursing women, and to visit our field interventions in the southern Province of Sindh, in Dadu District.

ACF Liberia: Renforcement du système intégré de gestion et de prévention de la malnutrition dans le Grand Monrovia

Liberia's capitial, Monrovia, is home to a third of the nation's population, intensifying pressure on resources and installations such as water and sanitation facilities. ACF launched an eleven month integrated food security and nutrition programme in April 2011 following reports of widespread malnutrition throughout the country by a Comprehensive Food Security & Nutrition Survey in 2010 and pilot program run by ACF. The objective of the programme was to reduce morbidity and mortality from malnutrition in children under five years old in Greater Monrovia.

ACF Pakistan: Intégration de la nutrition dans le programme de réponse aux inondations

Pakistan experienced some of the worst floods in its history in 2010, affecting more than one-tenth of Pakistan's population. Chronic food insecurity and a poor baseline nutrition situation were worsened by the floods, which heavily damaged livelihoods, weakened coping mechanisms and created a humanitarian emergency in an area where structural poverty and inequity already existed.

ACF Case Study: Pakistan: Nutrition mainstreaming in flood response programming

Pakistan experienced some of the worst floods in its history in 2010, affecting more than one-tenth of Pakistan's population. Chronic food insecurity and a poor baseline nutrition situation were worsened by the floods, which heavily damaged livelihoods, weakened coping mechanisms and created a humanitarian emergency in an area where structural poverty and inequity already existed.

ACF Guinée: Project "Mamans bouillie": Allier activités génératrices de revenus et prévention de la sous-nutrition

Since 2008, ACF spain has been overseeing a malnutrition treatment program by supporting five health centers integrated in the Conakry region of Guinea. ACF Spain and its partners have been supporting local intitiatives such as, "Porridge Mums," who produce and sell nutritious food (predominately for children and newborns) by strengthening the capacity of these projects to ensure a sustainable improvement in income and participate, through their action, to malnutrition prevention.

ACF Case Study: Guinea Conakry: Project "porridge mums": Combining income generating activities and undernutrition prevention

Since 2008, ACF spain has been overseeing a malnutrition treatment program by supporting five health centers integrated in the Conakry region of Guinea. ACF Spain and its partners have been supporting local intitiatives such as, "Porridge Mums," who produce and sell nutritious food (predominately for children and newborns) by strengthening the capacity of these projects to ensure a sustainable improvement in income and participate, through their action, to malnutrition prevention.

ACF Case Study: Liberia: Strengthening integrated systems for management and prevention of malnutrition in Greater Monrovia

Liberia's capital, Monrovia, is home to a third of the nation's population, intensifying pressure on resources and installations such as water and sanitation facilities. ACF launched an eleven month integrated food security and nutrition programme in April 2011 following reports of widespread malnutrition throughout the country by a Comprehensive Food Security & Nutrition Survey in 2010 and pilot program run by ACF.

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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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