Saturday, April 30, 2011

InterAction: Food Security Aid Map

InterAction, a broad alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people, recently published a Food Security Aid Map to provide detailed project-level information on food security and agriculture work being done by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

The map was put together with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), With the map, which is part of a broader mapping initiative NGO Aid Map, InterAction aims to dramatically increase transparency, facilitate partnerships, and improve coordination among those working to reduce hunger and increase access to enough, safe and nutritious food.

The recent financial and economic crises, as well as volatile food prices, have pushed millions of people into poverty and hunger. Estimates of the number of people suffering from hunger range from about 850 million to 1 billion worldwide. These alarming numbers should call attention not only to the importance of continued and adequate food aid for vulnerable populations, but also to the urgency of food security programs that reduce poverty and hunger in vulnerable countries. This site features the work of InterAction members and their partners to ensure all people have access to enough, safe and nutritious food.
Collectively, InterAction’s more than 190 members work in every developing country. Members are large and small, faith-based and secular.  The map provides details about  798 active projects in 68 countries 51 organizations.  The site can be browsed by location, sector, organization or project.

Here are a few examples:

A project from 2 different sectors in Burundi by International Medical Corps The desired outcomes of this project include: women and children under five access quality nutrition and health se... Learn more
Improving Women's Livelihoods through Fonio Production in Sakoiba Commune
A project from 2 different sectors in Mali by Lutheran World Relief LWR's partner for the implementation of the project, “Improved Women's Livelihoods through Fonio Production in Sak... Learn more

Eat Orange! Promotion of OFSP for Improved Nutrition and Food Security
A project from 2 different sectors in United Republic of Tanzania by Helen Keller International The project aims to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations (children and pregnant and lactating... Learn more
An Agriculture project in Nicaragua by Heifer International  This five-year project will affect six communities of the Municipality of Las Sabanas and 11 communities from the ... Learn more
An Economic Recovery and Development project in Sri Lanka by Episcopal Relief & Development   ECLOF Lanka began its tsunami response two years after the tsunami as those affected were better a... Learn more

There are many more great projects listed in the Food Security Aid Map

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