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Embedding food security within sustainable livelihood programmes

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Abstract: Oxfam Novib works together with civil society organisations, social movements, governments and the private sector to alleviate poverty and thereby improve the food security status of the very poor. It is also a member of Oxfam International (OI) and co-operates closely on a range of issues with Oxfam organisations from other countries. The activities of Oxfam (Novib and OI) fall into three main areas: directly addressing poverty, building civil society, and lobbying and advocacy work which includes awareness-raising among the general public. This position paper draws on many years of experience of working on food security issues. It sets out our understanding of the multiple layers of issues that give rise to food insecurity. These run from factors at the individual level all the way to the international level. These are discussed in part 1 of this report. Part 2 discusses ways in which organisations can seek to integrate these issues into their project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation cycles.
Note: English language editing: N. Parrott
Authors: Castillo, G.E.
Category: Policy
Keywords: agriculture , civil society , food , households , human rights , poverty , sustainable development , trade
Language: eng
Organization: Oxfam Novib
PAGE: 70
Place: The Hague
Publisher: Oxfam Novib
Year: 2007
Right: © 2007 Oxfam Novib
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Embedding food security within sustainable livelihood programmes