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

Introduction to food security intervention principles (French)

January, 2008

ACF's commitment to improve food security translates into programmes for food and economic support, water supply, sanitation, health and nutrition education, hygiene promotion and psychosocial support, which have a short-term focus while also helping the populations move towards self-sufficiency. Food security and livelihood programmes are an important part of ACF's varied response to this plague and this booklet covers some of the action in this area.

Hunger and HIV: From Food Crisis to Integrated Care

November, 2007

As part of a humanitarian effort to address the AIDS pandemic, Action Against Hunger | ACF International works to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable communities. HIV has complicated the treatment of severe malnutrition, challenging traditional approaches and requiring substantial investments in field-based research. This publication makes an important contribution to understanding the linkages between HIV/AIDS and hunger by highlighting ACF's vital research in Malawi.

How to make WASH projects sustainable and successfully disengage in vulnerable contexts

November, 2007

Achieving sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion has continued to challenge southern governments and development actors. Sustainability is not usually the main priority in the immediate aftermath of an acute emergency event, but increasingly, humanitarian actors such as ACF-IN, are faced with longer term complex situations in which communities are still vulnerable, but in which sustainability of interventions is crucial if the interventions are to last long beyond the project period and have a longer term impact.

Implementing cash-based interventions: A guideline for aid workers

October, 2007

A growing body of experience and literature shows an interest in alternatives to in-kind distributions, where people are given cash or vouchers instead, which they use to acquire the items they need. In this manual, these are broadly called "cash-based interventions". ACF has been implementing food security projects for more than 25 years and have included some cash-based interventions but these have been limited in number relative to other food security interventions. The purpose of this module is to provide ACF with a practical guide for implementing cash-based...

Implementing cash-based interventions: A guideline for aid workers (French)

October, 2007

A growing body of experience and literature shows an interest in alternatives to in-kind distributions, where people are given cash or vouchers instead, which they use to acquire the items they need. In this manual, these are broadly called "cash-based interventions". ACF has been implementing food security projects for more than 25 years and have included some cash-based interventions but these have been limited in number relative to other food security interventions. The purpose of this module is to provide ACF with a practical guide for implementing cash-based...

Food Aid by Grouping Method

September, 2007

The aim of this document is to provide a practical and methodological guideline for the implementation of food aid activities, using the grouping method. It is primarily based on ACF food aid activities in North and South Darfur, during 2004-2007. The document describes the whole project cycle, starting with registration through distribution to monitoring, and provides lessons learnt from ACF field activities. 

Strategic Programming for Community Nutrition Interventions

April, 2007

Combining information from Guinea, Malawi and Mali, this Action Against Hunger publication discusses implementation techniques and procedures to improve community workshops. Using experiences and results from those countries, the guide covers everything from context analysis to community participation.

Women and Hunger: Women play a central role in the fight against hunger

March, 2007

As the principal providers for families around the world, women are key partners in the struggle to end hunger and agencies must incorporate such realities into the very design of their humanitarian programs.

Darfur

January, 2007

After a career in banking, Stéphanie Rivoal joined Action Against Hunger | ACF International in northern Sudan in 2005 where she documented in stunning photographic detail the complexities that underlie the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. This publication is currently out of print and not available for download.

The Justice of Eating: The Struggle for Food and Dignity in Recent Humanitarian Crises

January, 2007

Combining thorough analysis with personal testimonies from struggling families, this report assesses the underlying causes of hunger in several African countries. A powerful indictment of local institutions, national governments, international agencies, and the socioeconomic forces complicit in the persistence of world hunger, this report argues that an end to malnutrition is fully possible with sufficient political will. This publication is currently out of print and not available for download.

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Action Against Hunger is leading a global movement to end hunger in our lifetimes. It innovates solutions, advocates for change, and reaches 25 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, its 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. It strives to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.