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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.

Food Aid by Grouping Method

The aim of this document is to provide a practical and methodological guideline for the implementation of food aid activities, using the grouping method. It is primarily based on ACF food aid activities in North and South Darfur, during 2004-2007. The document describes the whole project cycle, starting with registration through distribution to monitoring, and provides lessons learnt from ACF field activities. 

Disaster risk management for communities

Disaster losses and risk are concentrated in developing countries where most of the poorest live. In these countries, marginalised and discriminated groups are particularly vulnerable to disaster and undernutrition.  Without disaster risk management, families can experience self-reinforcing spiral of poverty, undernutrition and further disaster risk. ACF advocates for integrated DRM at community level that expands on the humanitarian mandate to help solve world hunger, poverty and vulnerability to disaster.

Floods Destroy Food Crops, Threaten Livelihoods in Guatemala

Following torrential rains and flooding triggered by a tropical depression in Guatemala, more than 16,700 families have been affected in the worst hit coastal areas of Escuintla, Santa Rosa, Jutiapa and San Marco, according to an assessment carried out by humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International. In response, Action Against Hunger has distributed drinking water, hygiene kits, and therapeutic ready-to-use foods to meet the immediate needs of the communities most-affected.

Silke Pietzsch

Silke Pietzsch, Technical Director
Silke Pietzsch, Technical Director

Action Against Hunger’s Technical Director, Silke Pietzsch, has worked in the humanitarian and development sectors since 1998, specializing in food security & livelihoods and emergency nutrition programs.


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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