Food and Nutrition Security Technical Areas

Technical Pillars of CARE's Programming

As the world continues its trend of rising inequality, increasingly unjust and broken food systems have led to over 795 million people going hungry today. This trend, if not addressed, will result in a staggering 2 billion food insecure people by 2050. CARE knows that just and sustainable food systems are possible, but only if we actively address injustice and build systems that serve the needs of the entire global population.

Our Vision for Just and Sustainable Food Systems is to improve the food and nutrition security of 50 million people by 2050, and aggressively address the injustices in global food systems. In keeping with CARE’s roles, we focus on directly saving lives and promoting long-term development through our programs, and multiplying impact through evidence and influencing at a global scale. Our vision is a world free of hunger today and for generations to come. Take a look at the ways we get there.


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Smallholder Agriculture

CARE's agriculture intervention will promote sustainable and nutrition-sensitive intensification that increases yields, builds adaptive capacity in the face of climate change and preserves and enhances ecosystems. 

Sustainable Economies

CARE promotes an inclusive value chain approach that is responsive to climate change and the environment and includes a focus on women in the value chain and access to inclusive financial services to catalyze sustainable economic participation for women and men.

Humanitarian Action

CARE focuses on providing immediate support that can contribute to long-term sustainability, especially for vulnerable women and girls, applying gender sensitive humanitarian response approaches that support gender equality and women’s empowerment, and contribute to broader global learning.