Re: Addressing food insecurity in protracted crises: adequate and appropriate funding mechanisms

Suneetha Sapur Akkshaya Foundation, India
06.05.2013

First and foremost we are not sure about funding agencies that are willing to fund for food security especially to achieve nutritional security.

We established vision garden to prevent nutritional blindness, with the support of an eye institute and able to continue it for 2 years but not able to mobilize the funds, so we were not able to scale up the program. similarly working on sustainable nutrition to prevent skeletal Fluorosis in children by reducing undernutrition.

Undernutrition deficiency of calcium, magnesium enhances the absorption of fluorine and leads to deformed bones and crippling, even for this project we were not able to mobilize much funds. when i approached an organisation for funding, they asked me what is the business model after end of 2 years, which is difficult to define and develop a business model.

I am looking for organizations who can consider agriculture based interventions.