Publications

Action Against Hunger South Sudan, T.Frank
Action Against Hunger South Sudan, T.Frank

Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.

Recent Publications

Food Security & Livelihoods Surveillance: A practical guide for field workers

June, 2011

This guide book serves to support the mandate of ACF in the fight against malnutrition by providing a methodological, technical and practical reference tool for the implementation of Food Security and Livelihoods Surveillance Systems. It is a review and update of the 2006 ACF publication, "Methodological Approach for Food Security Assessment and Surveillance". 

Changing Climates, Changing Lives: ADAPTATION STRATEGIES OF PASTORAL AND AGRO-PASTORAL COMMUNITIES IN ETHIOPIA AND MALI

June, 2010

This joint publication analyzes the reactions of pastoralists and agro-pastorialists in Ethiopia and Mali to climate change shocks and stressers. Examining the implications of local perceptions to climate change, this technical report offers policy recommendations that promote food security and climate-resilient livelihoods.

Food Security and Livelihoods Assessments: A Practical Guide for Field Workers (French)

April, 2010

This publication guides field workers on how to implement specific aspects of different food security and livelihood programs. Based on Action Against Hunger’s experiences and investigations over the past 10 years in the field, this manual highlights technical tools and intervention principles that can be implemented in various projects.

Identification of vulnerable people in urban environments: Assessment of sustainable livelihoods and urban vulnerabilities (French)

December, 2009

This methodological guide is designed for use by field practitioners, and was conceived in response to several problems: proliferation of food crises in urban environments; difficulty targeting the most vulnerable population among all those affected by urban poverty; breakdown of social structures; and official betrayal or non recognition of disaffected neighborhoods.

Mainstreaming HIV in ACF International Programs

September, 2009

This Action Against Hunger | ACF International paper outlines the organization’s policies and strategies in relation to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in many countries struggling with high infection rates. The document also outlines ACF’s goals and approaches and provides recommendations for policy implementation.

Feeding Hunger & Insecurity: Field Analysis of Volatile Global Commodity Food Prices, Food Security, & Childhood Malnutrition

February, 2009

Rapid price increases in early 2008 led to riots in over 30 countries that sparked international calls for action and repositioned as global priorities the need to combat hunger and reinvigorate local agriculture. Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s in-depth field study, Feeding Hunger & Insecurity, reminds us the crisis is far from over and that urrgent funding is needed to translate global policy into effective, targeted responses addressing the needs of those most affected.

Feeding Hunger & Insecurity: The Global Food Price Crisis

January, 2009

Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s latest Hunger Watch briefing paper, this publication surveys households in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Central African Republic in the wake of the global food crisis and finds that inflated food prices may not have an immediate impact on acute malnutrition at the national level, but that they have a significant and consistent impact on livelihood

One Crisis May Hide Another: Food Price Crisis Masked Deadly Child Malnutrition

January, 2009

A briefing paper by Action Against Hunger | ACF International and Doctors Without Borders on the occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on Food Security For All in Madrid, this briefing paper lays out the commitments that government representatives, UN leaders, and institutional donors must make in Madrid if we are to have an impact on global malnutrition.

Seasons of Hunger: Briefing Paper

October, 2008

This Action Against Hunger | ACF International briefing paper argues that planning for seasonality is an important, though often ignored, principle of smart development. Most of the world’s poor live in rural areas and work in agricultural and livestock economies. For these households, poverty, hunger and illness are highly dynamic phenomena, changing dramatically over the course of a year in response to production, price and climatic cycles.

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Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.