Food Security & Livelihoods

The objective of Help a Child’s Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) activities is to improve the food security of vulnerable households in the long-term. Depending on th situation, Help a Child combines various short-term, mid-term and long-term interventions. Over the entire line, but especially in our community development projects, Help a Child’s focus has been to involve young people in agricultural activities, thus boosting food security in their communities while at the same time creating income and livelihood opportunities for the next generation. The main FSL activities of Help a Child are:

  • Formation and strengthening of (youth) farmer groups;
  • Provision of advanced agricultural vocational education and training (AVET);
  • Integrated farm planning (PIP) to help households to envision their future;
  • Value chain and SME assessment;
  • Lobby and advocacy in relation to access to training, land, and microfinance;
  • Community-based disaster risk reduction;
  • Life-saving food aid (maize flour, oil, beans, seeds, tools, cash  etc.).

FSL Statistics 2021

805

Youth and farmer groups supported

2,950

Households received agricultural training

14,926

Youth (19-25) supported