Featured Food and Nutrition Security Projects

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Women produce 1/2 of the world’s food – and up to 80% in some countries – but own less than 2% of the world’s land.

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More Than 1,000,000,000 People in the World Are Hungry Today

Improving Food Security

CARE’s Pathways program focuses on improving poor smallholder women farmer’s productivity and profitability by empowering women to more fully engage in equitable agriculture systems.

CARE's Focus on Food

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 FY16, CARE worked with over 28.6 million participants and had over 619 projects that focused on food and nutrition security. This work spans nutrition, smallholder agriculture, sustainable economies, and humanitarian assistance. The projects below feature a selection of our most innovative work.  If you are looking for more project details, or information about more of our food security projects, contact Emily Janoch.



Strengthening Dairy Value Chains

CARE works with farmers, especially women, in Bangladesh to connect them to value chains that support increased revenue and better nutrition for families and the entire market.


With funding from USAID's Office of Food for Peace, Harande helps 270,000 people in Northern Mali build resilience and the skills they need to build lives that can withstand the frequent shocks in their lives.


This 6 country program works with women and men to increase women farmer's access to resources and and integrated approach to increasing agricultural production, nutrition, and marketing.


In Ethiopia, CARE helps 65,000 families graduate out of poverty by giving them the skills, connections, and support they need to transition to more sustainable livelihoods.

Kore Lavi

In Haiti, CARE is working with more than 100,000 people to build a social safety net for the most vulnerable people. We focus on using vouchers to support the purchase of Haitian food, so we're not only building food security, we're strengthening markets, too.


This flagship program in Bangladesh works to increase food security and reduce malnutrition with vulnerable families.  Our results showed that empowering women was the most effective tool for reducing childhood stunting.

Enhancing Community Resilience

Working in Malawi with more than 300,000 farmers, ECRP focuses on improved agriculture techniques and VSLA to help families become more resilient to climate change.  For every $1 invested, the returns are $29-$34 per family in VSLA.

WWF Alliance

Since 2008, CARE and WWF have teamed up to nurture a delicate planet and better nourish the 7 billion people who call it home. Its impact is clear.

Coffee Industry Support Project

CARE works with private coffee companies to change the way they think about gender--and the way they reach women in the community.

Nutrition at the Center

CARE's signature nutrition program with a focus on the first 1,000 days to influence maternal and child nutrtition though nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive approaches reaching more than 200,000 women, men, and children across Bangladesh, Benin, Ethiopia, and Zambia.


CARE has been partnering with Cargill for more than 50 years to improve food and nutrition security by strengthening rural communities. Since 2013, we have improved the livelihoods of more than 300,000 people in Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Nicaragua.

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7 out of 10 hungry people work in agriculture.

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