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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.

Post-Harvest Losses and Strategies for Reduction

Post-Harvest Losses (PHL) management is recognized as an important component of global efforts to optimizing agriculture’s full potential for ensuring food and nutrition security. PHL reduction can greatly contribute to ACF efforts in combating hunger and improving food security and livelihoods for vulnerable populations. The objective of this technical paper is to provide background information on Post-Harvest Losses by highlighting some concepts and problems of postharvest food losses in cereals and perishable crops as well as critical factors go

Gender Policy (Spanish)

The ACF Gender Policy is based on the need for sound, realistic, informative, nutrition-sensitive gender and social analysis that can help ACF staff understand women’s, men’s, boys’, and girl’s needs and priorities, considering the workloads and cultural systems they operate within, in order to design programmes that have a higher impact and are more effective.

Gender Policy (French)

The ACF Gender Policy is based on the need for sound, realistic, informative, nutrition-sensitive gender and social analysis that can help ACF staff understand women’s, men’s, boys’, and girl’s needs and priorities, considering the workloads and cultural systems they operate within, in order to design programmes that have a higher impact and are more effective.

Gender Policy

The ACF Gender Policy is based on the need for sound, realistic, informative, nutrition-sensitive gender and social analysis that can help ACF staff understand women’s, men’s, boys’, and girl’s needs and priorities, considering the workloads and cultural systems they operate within, in order to design programmes that have a higher impact and are more effective.

Over 9 Million Lives Transformed: Dive into the Details

Action Against Hunger is excited to debut our 2013 Annual Progress Report, which outlines the progress we've made in accomplishing our strategic goals for the 2010-2015 time period.

Hope Instead of Hunger: Harvesting Cassava in Uganda

In Karamoja, Uganda, “akoro” is a word commonly heard. It means “hunger”—what this region of Uganda is known for, and what its residents struggle with every day. To combat the area’s chronic hunger problem, Action Against Hunger began a food security and livelihoods project with local farmers. Now, another term is bringing hope to the area: “eloma bon,” the local name for cassava, a nutritious, drought-resistant crop that is a staple food for millions of people throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Fifth Birthday and Beyond: Zameer’s Story

Editor’s Note: Action Against Hunger is a Coalition Partner of 5th Birthday and Beyond, a celebration of the remarkable strides made in the past 25 years to prevent child deaths from diseases like malnutrition. In honor of this initiative, we’re sharing an inspiring story from our lifesaving programs in Pakistan.

Video: Supporting Conflict and Flood-Affected Populations in Pakistan

In recent years, massive floods in Pakistan have destroy the homes, livelihoods and communities of millions of people. However, with the help of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), Action Against Hunger is providing lifesaving much-needed humanitarian support to conflict and flood-affected populations in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.

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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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