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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.

Facing the Facts on World Food Day: Scarcity Isn’t the Problem

This piece is also available in its entirety on The Huffington Post.

It's a good thing you're reading this piece electronically - if you had a hard copy, chances are it'd now be accessorized by a coffee ring and crumbs from your breakfast. I wouldn't mind, though. You might take a moment to feel extra appreciative of that spoonful of cereal as today is World Food Day.

Sowing the Seeds of a Better Future in D.R. Congo

On World Food Day, we want to take a moment to highlight an amazing example of a community coming together and rising above the difficulties it faces. The town of Masi Manimba is 250 miles from the capital city of Kinshasa in the DRC, and until recently, acute malnutrition was rampant throughout the town. British aid agency DFID sent an Action Against Hunger emergency team to work in the region for three months, and our team stayed on an additional 8 months.

Emerging Good Practice in the Use of Fresh Food Vouchers

In the following document, Action Against Hunger shares what we’ve learned from our recent experiences using fresh food vouchers in emergency contexts. As a leading partner in the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), Action Against Hunger has been applying these innovative, market-based vouchers as a way to give crisis-affected families a flexible way to buy what they most need to survive, while keeping food vendors involved in the local economy.

Uganda: Cash Grants to Strengthen Returnee Livelihoods

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

South Sudan: Cash Grants to Support Income Generating Activities

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

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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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