Food Security

Starting with support for rice production and water supply, families have been supported with access to high quality seeds/inputs and introduced to methods of farming that provide greater yields, often learning from one another rather than externally. Through programs, people have learned to grow better vegetable gardens, make money from fruit trees, fish farms and to raise livestock. Besides being a core part of community nutrition programs, food security projects have integrated adult literacy, technical agriculture skills, small business management, small loans and community co-operative groups.