Figure 1: Food security in the context of multiple crises
Nutrition-sensitive value chains and agricultural diversification: We encourage and support actors along agricultural value chains in order to increase the availability of safe and nutritious foods – for example through better market linkages, agricultural and dietary diversification, and reduction of post-harvest losses.
Nutrition knowledge, behaviour and practice: To encourage healthy diets and proper storage, processing and preparation of food, we address people concretely through gender-sensitive, participatory approaches. We target behavioural changes and an enabling environment (e.g. gender equity measures).
WASH, health and care: Hygiene and health are prerequisites for improved nutrient utilisation. We therefore promote access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities as well as to quality health services. We also encourage appropriate feeding and care practices (including breastfeeding and complementary feeding).
Social protection and higher incomes: We improve access to nutritious food and social inclusion, including through social transfers and school feeding programmes. To generate a long-term impact, we combine these with policy advice and income-generating activities.
Nutrition Governance: We advise national, regional and local governments and institutions on the development and implementation of food and nutrition security policies and programmes. In addition, we support multi-sectoral planning, coordination and monitoring processes.
Transitional aid and fragile context: In the case of crises, conflicts and natural disasters, we address immediate food and nutritional needs, protect livelihoods and strengthen the resilience of affected populations. We respond to those situations by linking short-, medium- and long-term measures such as temporary social transfers, nutrition interventions with activities to (re-)boost agriculture.