Focusing on Food
The U.N. has declared the global hunger emergency the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. CARE’s food and nutrition security work spans from responding to emergencies to enabling people to sustainably increase productivity, access markets, build resilience to climate change, and ensure the nutrition of their families.
Cultivating Food Security
Since sending the first CARE Package® in 1946, we’ve worked with governments and communities to ensure sustainable food security for the world’s poorest people.
To increase food production and income for farmers — especially women — we support sustainable farming techniques, smart water use, market access and innovation in volatile climates.
To improve nutrition for women and children, CARE promotes healthier diets, producing fruits and vegetables at home, increasing access to clean water, and working with governments to improve health and nutrition services.
Earning a living requires more than just hard work. We link smallholder farmers in poor rural communities, the majority of them women, with the goods and services needed to run their businesses and provide for their families.
Hunger in Emergencies
When disaster strikes, hunger and malnutrition are not far behind. CARE is on the ground in crisis areas to provide lifesaving food, nutrition and medical care.
Our work in food security uses a Gender Transformative Approach (program strategies that seek to build social attitudes, behaviors, and structures that support gender equality for people and communities).
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Focusing on Food
CARE’s food and nutrition security work spans from responding to emergencies to enabling small scale farmers, fishers, and pastoralists to sustainably increase productivity, access markets, build resilience to climate change, and ensure the nutrition of their families. We emphasize the role that smallscale food producers play in ensuring the food and nutrition security of all – and particularly emphasize the role and rights of women as food producers and consumers.
To achieve our goal of having 50 million poor and vulnerable people improve their food and nutrition security and their resilience to climate change, CARE works to strengthen gender equality and women’s voice, promotes inclusive governance, and works to create resilience. In FY17, CARE worked with 18 million participants directly and 39 million indirectly in over 540 projects that focused on Food and Nutrition Security in 62 countries. This work spans smallholder agriculture, nutrition, sustainable economies, and humanitarian assistance. We also focus on multiplying our impact with our work in advocacy and research, including key partnerships.