Longterm Perspective for Food Security

Agricultural production and sufficient availability of food are important for preventing hunger and malnutrition. We ask the question: what else is needed to ensure sustainable food security?

Various factors all play an important role: income, reliable shelf-life of high-quality foods, styles of preparation and consumption, as well as an overall healthy environment. What can you do to support your project partners and their target groups, particularly in rural households, in creating optimum conditions for the best possible nutrition and livelihood?

Our professional advice supports you in focusing and aligning projects or programs pertaining to food security. We will advise you on:

– The implementation of needs assessment adaptation
– The establishment of impact-oriented and conflict-sensitive monitoring systems
– Qualifying processes for organizations and municipalities

Here are a few development projects we have successfully supported:

  • In the “transitional-aid” project for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) we regularly advise on issues of sustainable food security, particularly in East and West Africa. We familiarise teams and partners with nutrition-relevant instruments (analysis and survey methods, specific nutritional interventions, monitoring) in their respective contexts
  • Several times a year we conduct workshops in strategic planning and implementation regarding sustainable food security on behalf of GIZ and Welthungerhilfe. This specific approach is frequently requested to prepare projects related to food security and strengthening of resilience in fragile states.
  • For the BMZ initiated special unit A world without hunger (SEWOH) we carry out extensive consulting on the implementation of standardised Nutritional Baseline Surveys in West Africa. These involve the design of an appropriate and standardised methodology for comparability between countries. Further they contribute to building a global impact monitoring scheme