Food Security

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.

Agriculture

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.

Nutrition

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.

Sustainable Economies

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.

Gender

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).

Advocacy

With your help, we can continue to ensure that Congress enacts policies that prioritize the rights and wellbeing of the most marginalized women and girls around the world and their communities.

FNS Cornell Partnership

Partnership: Cornell

We collaborate to create sustainable solutions.

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CARE collaborates with Cornell to create sustainable solutions.

FNS Cornell Partnership

Partnership: WWF

We address the root causes behind poverty and environmental degradation.

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CARE partners with WWF to address the root causes of poverty and environmental degradation.

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 uses the Strategic Framework She Feeds the World. This works to strengthen gender equality and women’s voice, promotes inclusive governance, and works to create resilience. We look at the four pillars of food and nutrition security: access, availability, utilization, and stability. We also follow the SuPER principles in our work.

Where We Work

CARE works in 94 countries around the world to support over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects.