Food Security Capacity Building
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Seed Component


Catholic Relief Services is an international NGO and the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. CRS is an organization of 5,000, working in nearly 100 countries and reaching more than 100 million of the world's poorest people each year with innovative solutions to tough problems like poverty, hunger, drought, disease and emergencies. The role of CRS in the project is to help strengthening seed system security assessments in emergency and rehabilitation situations that routinely incorporate AAP principles.

Nutrition component

Action Contre la Faim International mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of undernutrition, especially during and after emergency situations. ACF is engaged in research, technical, capacity building and policy work to enhance sectorial integration and promote multisectoral approach to tackle the underlying and basic causes of malnutrition and its effects. In 2012, ACF published a practical manual on how to maximize the nutritional impacts of its Food Security interventions.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and National Societies are supporting communities to find context specific solutions with community-based initiatives to improve the availability, accessibility and utilization of food in transient and chronic food insecurity context. They also foster technical capacities, awareness raising and knowledge enhancement on food, nutrition and livelihoods among vulnerable communities.

International Medical Corps, since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease, by delivering vital health care and nutrition services and sustainable development projects that focus on training. Monthly participation in Skype conference, remote support to related projects and training in drip irrigation or gardening are some of the areas where significant support can be provided. 

Save the Children has been integrating its nutrition and food security and livelihoods work for years, making it a core priority for programme, policy and advocacy teams in all contexts. This includes developing tools and framework together such as the cost of the diet, the response analysis and rapid assessment/analysis in emergencies. It also includes nutrition and FSL advisors doing joint analysis on the needs of children in order to achieve integrated programming as witnessed in the Sahel, East Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Save the Children is currently co-chairing the Programme Quality Working Group of the gFSC and working with it to continue a tool/framework inventory brought in to the group in 2012/13.

World Vision is committed to improving child nutrition using an inter-sectoral approach. Nutrition-specific interventions are combined with those that address food access, availability and reliability of production and income and resilience to shocks as well as health care, water and sanitation. Examples include the Graduation Model in Sri Lanka, Nutrition Clubs in Vietnam, and inter-sectoral coordination in Ghana.


Key partner of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative,  UNICEF is committed to scaling up and sustaining coverage of its current high-impact nutrition interventions in the programme areas of: (1) Infant and Young Child Feeding; (2) Micronutrients; (3) Nutrition Security in Emergencies; and (4) Nutrition and HIV/AIDS. UNICEF is committed to a life-cycle approach, to using partnerships and to creating and enhancing integrated interventions to maximize effectiveness, such as combining vitamin A supplementation with other accelerated child survival interventions through Child Health Events