Food & Nutrition Security

Household food and nutrition security remains a significant challenge for millions of people. Vulnerabilities and inadequacies in food production and market systems perpetuate a cycle of poverty and income disparity, exposing low income groups to food and nutrition insecurity.

SNV’s innovative solutions Resilient Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition 4 All tackle these systemic challenges. By drawing on experience and best practice these solutions address multiple dimensions of food and nutrition insecurity including; sustainable and resilient production, dietary diversity, governance and gender equality. These scalable approaches are adaptable, to address the diverse and context specific needs of food insecure groups.

We are engaged in programmes in Latin America, Africa and Asia with a range of international donors including USAID, SDC, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Deirdre McMahon

Global Coordinator - Nutrition and Food Security

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Resilient Food Systems

Household food security remains a challenge despite declining levels of chronic hunger worldwide. Rising food prices for example due to failed harvests lead to a a cycle of poverty and income disparity.

SNV has developed Resilient Food Systems to achieve food security for vulnerable households. Our product strengthengs food systems, spanning multiple food commodities simultaneously that are important to achieve nutritious food security.

Our Resilient Food Systems product addresses the following elements of the integrated food system: 

  • Adaptive and sustainable food production
  • Zero loss or waste of food
  • Informed decision-making at household level
  • Better governance and public policies in favour of smallholder farmers

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Resilient Food Systems

Sustainable Nutrition 4 All

SNV's Sustainable Nutrition 4 All (SN4A) is an innovative solution addressing under-nutrition by improving production of and access to nutritous food, and by stimulating household behaviour change to ensure everyone eats healthily.

In various countries worldwide, SNV builds farmers' capacity for climate smart and nutrition-sensitive agriculture to ensure a local supply of diverse affordable foods, and through behaviour change campaigns addresses the sociocultural norms and practices that circumscribe healthy eating within the household.

Sustainable Nutrition 4 All works simultaneously on four interrelated pillars:

  • Demand creation
  • Behaviour change communication
  • Nutrition-sensitive agriculture for local supply of diverse affordable foods
  • Improved governance

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Sustainable Nutrition 4 All


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