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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.

Empowering Women for Uganda’s Long-Term Health & Well-Being

Thousands of families across northern Uganda are slowly rebuilding their lives as they recover from two decades of civil war and displacement. This process is doubly important for the women of northern Uganda, who, as central household figures, must overcome ingrained struggles of abuse if their families are to overcome hunger and poverty.

Funding Shortages Leave Tens of Thousands of Pakistanis in Need

Three months after devastating monsoon rains caused extensive flooding in southern Pakistan for the second consecutive year, Pakistan faces a critical shortage of emergency funding—despite the government’s request for international assistance—with millions of in need of critical support as winter approaches.

Food Security and Livelihoods Assessments: A Practical Guide for Field Workers (French)

This publication guides field workers on how to implement specific aspects of different food security and livelihood programs. Based on Action Against Hunger’s experiences and investigations over the past 10 years in the field, this manual highlights technical tools and intervention principles that can be implemented in various projects.

ACF User's Manual: Pesticides

This manual was produced at the same time as the ACF position on agrochemicals.  It aims to facilitate the operational roll-out of the positioning and support the field teams in setting up and implementing agricultural projects where the use of pesticides may be considered. 

ACF User's Manual: Fertilizers

This manual was produced at the same time as the ACF position on agrochemicals. It aims to facilitate the operational roll-out of the positioning and support the field teams in setting up and implementing agricultural projects where the use of fertilizers may be considered. 

Implementation of the "Market for the Poor" approach: Capitalizing on the experience of the South Caucasus

In February 2006, ACH began implementing the markets for the poor approach in its projects in the South Caucasus region, specifically in Armenia and Azerbaijan, as part of the food security strategy. ACH's food security intervention in these countries has evolved from an emergency intervention during the collapse of the Soviet Union to a rural development intervention according to the evolution of each country from 1994 to the present.

A Descriptive Overview of ACF Food Aid Programmes in 10 countries

The objective of this capitalisation document is to synthesise recent ACF experience in food aid programming. It provides an overview of a set of food aid projects and the means required to implement them. The target public is ACF personnel invovled in food aid operation design and implementation. The core part of the document is a synthetic comparative table of the interventions. 

Implementing cash-based interventions: A guideline for aid workers (French)

A growing body of experience and literature shows an interest in alternatives to in-kind distributions, where people are given cash or vouchers instead, which they use to acquire the items they need. In this manual, these are broadly called "cash-based interventions". ACF has been implementing food security projects for more than 25 years and have included some cash-based interventions but these have been limited in number relative to other food security interventions. The purpose of this module is to provide ACF with a practical guide for implementing cash-based interventions. 

Implementing cash-based interventions: A guideline for aid workers

A growing body of experience and literature shows an interest in alternatives to in-kind distributions, where people are given cash or vouchers instead, which they use to acquire the items they need. In this manual, these are broadly called "cash-based interventions". ACF has been implementing food security projects for more than 25 years and have included some cash-based interventions but these have been limited in number relative to other food security interventions. The purpose of this module is to provide ACF with a practical guide for implementing cash-based interventions. 

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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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