Food security in a population means that all people, at all times, have sufficient access to food to meet their dietary needs for a productive and healthy life. The three components of food security—availability (having sufficient quantities of appropriate food available), access (having adequate income or other resources to access food), and utilization/consumption (having adequate dietary intake and the ability to absorb and use nutrients in the body)—provide the basis for FANTA’s state-of-the-art technical support to strengthen food security policies, programs, and systems in developing countries.
Our work to improve food security included:
- Conducting formative research on the political, economic, social, behavioral, and other factors that influence food-insecure populations.
- Providing technical assistance to USAID and its implementing partners in the design and implementation of their food security-focused programming.
- Providing technical assistance to USAID Bureaus for the monitoring and evaluation of programs, including development of indicators and tools, capacity building for monitoring and evaluation, and assistance with reporting and data analysis.