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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.

After Coup, Economic Collapse: Instability Remains in Central African Republic

Bernadette, a grandmother in the capital city of Bangui, Central African Republic, cares for her granddaughter, who is being treated for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger supported health center. Bernadette is staying with her granddaughter through treatment while her daughter, the little girl’s mother, keeps working—they cannot afford to lose what little income she brings in for the family.

Sowing the Seeds of Good Nutrition

In 2013, 870 million people are still undernourished while 2 billion people are affected by micronutrient malnutrition or "hidden hunger".  Agriculture is a major component of local food systems, these systems allow people to produce, transform, distribute and consume food.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Sowing the Seeds of Good Nutrition

In 2013, 870 million people are still undernourished while 2 billion people are

Sowing the Seeds of Good Nutrition; Burkina Faso Case Study: Reconciling Agriculture and Nutrition (French)

The objective of this study is to analyze the inclusion of nutritional issues in the development, implementation, monitoring and institutional governance of agricultural policy and food security in Burkina Faso, whose main operational reference framework is the National Programme Sector Rural (NRHP).

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

This study analyzes the integration of nutrition concerns into agricultural and food security interventions in Kenya, and is part of a wider study that includes Burkina Faso and Peru. The study answers the following three questions: (1) How do agricultural policies and programmes integrate nutritional issues? (2) What are the main constraints to designing and implementing nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions? (3) What could be the main recommendations to alleviate these constraints?

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.

Subsistence Fish Farming in Africa: A Technical Manual (French)

The objective of this manual is to explain how to build facilities that produce animal protein - fish - using minimal natural resources and minimal external supplies.  These fish are being produced for the purpose of subsistence. 

Subsistence Fish Farming in Africa: A Technical Manual

The objective of this manual is to explain how to build facilities that produce animal protein - fish - using minimal natural resources and minimal external supplies.  These fish are being produced for the purpose of subsistence. 

Low Inputs Agriculture

To help beneficiary populations satisfy their needs by producing more, at lower cost, without depleting the basic resources on which they depend, ACF-IN field staff – agronomists or not – need to know what the most suitable strategies and techniques are. 

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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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