Why this goal?
Globally, nearly 800 million people do not have enough food to meet their basic nutritional needs. Demand is rising.
Set against a background of population growth, conflict, migration and climate change, it is more important than ever to find innovative and sustainable ways to help vulnerable communities achieve food and nutrition security.
Mobilising an integrated response
The global community increasingly acknowledge that food and nutrition security play a critical role in development and must be addressed together.
Food security is one of the key underlying determinants of good nutrition, focused primarily on the availability of food, economic and physical access to food, and the stability of food supplies. Nutrition security comes from having an adequate supply of diverse food, as well as a range of additional factors, including: access to safe water, health services, care and hygiene practices, and the role of women in decision-making at community level. Investing in smallholder farmers and fishers is an important way to increase food and nutrition security in vulnerable communities, as well as providing food for local and global markets.
How will GOAL achieve this?
GOAL’s work in Food & Nutrition Security focuses on improved subsistence production, better commercial production (linked to market access and the availability of nutritionally diverse products) and the consumption of an adequate diet by all. We plan to mobilise this by:
- Strengthening the systems that enable farmers - particularly women and young people - to access services, inputs and a range of products which increase production and productivity.
- Reducing seasonal food insecurities by supporting diversified production and opportunities for improved food access.
- Promoting the production of nutrient-dense foods, including the use of bio-fortified crops and the increased production of animal/fish protein to address generalised or localised nutrition issues.
- Supporting the management of natural resources to improve productivity, resilience to shocks and adaptation to climate change.
Stories: Food & Nutrition Security in action
Ensuring access to food for the most vulnerable
Food security is one of the key underlying determinants of good nutrition, focused primarily on the availability of food, the economic and physical access to food, and the stability of food supply.
GOAL’s work to strengthen people’s food and nutrition security will be achieved through improved subsistence production, improved commercial production and improved consumption of an adequate diet by all.