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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.

Over 9 Million Lives Transformed: Dive into the Details

Action Against Hunger is excited to debut our 2013 Annual Progress Report, which outlines the progress we've made in accomplishing our strategic goals for the 2010-2015 time period.

Hope Instead of Hunger: Harvesting Cassava in Uganda

In Karamoja, Uganda, “akoro” is a word commonly heard. It means “hunger”—what this region of Uganda is known for, and what its residents struggle with every day. To combat the area’s chronic hunger problem, Action Against Hunger began a food security and livelihoods project with local farmers. Now, another term is bringing hope to the area: “eloma bon,” the local name for cassava, a nutritious, drought-resistant crop that is a staple food for millions of people throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Fifth Birthday and Beyond: Zameer’s Story

Editor’s Note: Action Against Hunger is a Coalition Partner of 5th Birthday and Beyond, a celebration of the remarkable strides made in the past 25 years to prevent child deaths from diseases like malnutrition. In honor of this initiative, we’re sharing an inspiring story from our lifesaving programs in Pakistan.

Video: Supporting Conflict and Flood-Affected Populations in Pakistan

In recent years, massive floods in Pakistan have destroy the homes, livelihoods and communities of millions of people. However, with the help of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), Action Against Hunger is providing lifesaving much-needed humanitarian support to conflict and flood-affected populations in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.

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.

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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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