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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.

Pastoral Populations Face Food, Fodder Shortages Across the Sahel

A major food crisis looms over the Sahel, a zone that extends across the African continent, separating Sahara and savanna. Some 2.6 million children are at risk of deadly malnutrition as pastoralist populations, largely dependent on biomass-rich pastures for grazing livestock, face widespread shortages of food and fodder.

A Million Children At Risk of Deadly Malnutrition in the Sahel

More than 10 million people are at risk of food shortages across Africa’s Sahel region, including communities in MauritaniaMali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

Food Security and Livelihoods Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines: A Practical Guide for Field Workers

These guidelines have been developed to address the series of changes in ACF's operating context to: ecourage best practice in M&E for ACF; introduce a common harmonized approach to and understanding of the purpose of M&E; ensure M&E activities across a project cycle are in line with ACF Project Cycle Management; be accountable to ACF stakeholders and; supplement existing thematic ACF guidance. The goal is to harmonise and standardise monitoring information collected throughout the various countries programmes and projects implemented by ACF FSL teams all over the world. 

Muriel Calo

Muriel Calo, Food Security & Livelihoods Advisor

Muriel Calo is Action Against Hunger’s Food Security & Livelihoods Advisor. With her background and training in food policy and agriculture, Ms. Calo has a decade of domestic and international experience working on food security issues in vulnerable settings.

Floods, Funding Shortages Undermine Recovery in Pakistan

Charmaine Brett is our Desk Officer for Pakistan and Nigeria and has worked in emergency humanitarian relief for some of the world’s top agencies in countries across the globe. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Development Studies from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and is certified in First Aid, Emergency Management, Security Management and Risk Management through several international aid organizations. She is one of our humanitarian experts.

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.

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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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