Approaches to Food and Nutrition Security

How Do We Create Just and Sustainable Food Systems?

CARE creates innovative models and then takes them to scale to reach millions of people with better food and nutrition security that will help them today and in the future.  Our work in more than 90 countries focuses on nutritionsmallholder agriculturesustainable economies, and humanitarian assistance. Our work revolves around gender equality, building resilience to climate change, and focusing on good government.  Check out some of our tools and approaches below.

Integrated Approach

Working across gender, agriculture, nutrition, hygiene, climate change resilience, and marketing gets to better results for families and communities.  Problems are integrated, and solutions should be, too. The Farmers' Field and Business Schools gives us a tool to create integrated approaches.

SuPER Food Systems

Just and sustainable food systems require us to focus on Sustainability, Productivity, Equity, and Resilience.  CARE's programs look at all of these issues to make sure that food and nutrition security reaches the people who need it most, now and in the future.

Gender and Resilient Markets

We emphasize the role that small-scale food producers--especially women--play in making sure people get the nutritious food they need, and how markets can help them do that, even in the face of climate change.

Managing Crop Production

As we help food producers around the world struggle with the challenges of climate change, CARE invests in research to find the most innovative tools and technologies to solve their problems today and into the future.

Participatory Evaluation

We put communities at the heart of all of our programming, which includes being accountable to them for results. Our participatory performance trackers allow us to collect and share data with communities so that we can work together to achieve better results.


Getting communities the tools and skills they need is only have the equation to bringing people out of poverty.  The other half is working with markets, power-holders, and economic structures to make sure that they can sustainably connect to opportunities.

Seed Systems

Farmers around the world depend on using better seeds to help them improve production, beat climate change, and grow more nutritious crops.  Find out how we help them do that.

Gender Equality

Gender inequality is one of the biggest barriers to food and nutrition security. If women had the same access to resources as men, there would be 150 million fewer hungry people in the world. Find out how we work to create more equal opportunities for women.

Reducing Post-Harvest Loss

In poor countries, post-harvest waste and loss cost the world $310 billion every year. Take a look at what CARE does to help farmers prevent this problem, and keep their families fed.

Coffee and Tea Value Chains

Coffee and tea are huge business in the global north, but most of the crops are grown in other parts of the world.  Take a look at how CARE supports the women and men who work to grow these foods that are a part of our daily lives.

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