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Food Security

EWB-DK’s projects concerning food security establish a foundation for the World’s poorest and most vulnerable to ensure access to a daily nutritional diet, whilst also providing a source of income for themselves and their families.

With a focus on food security, innovative solutions are developed to meet the challenges and needs that exist within a given community. The implementation of these solutions involves water and solar energy which also constitutes a large portion of EWB-DK’s projects within the food security concern. It is in this way that EWB-DK’s projects promote a close collaboration across the organisations thematic networks.

EWB-DK’s competencies and activity areas with food security

  • Construction of necessary facilities, e.g. the building of growing walls for the production of vegetables
  • Quality Control
  • Training of local communities in maintenance and upkeep
  • Education in health and nutrition
  • Harvest loss reduction
  • Establishment of sustainable cooling and storage for harvests
  • Securing income

 

  • Development and support of competitive markets for local producers
  • Optimisation of value chains from farm to market

 

Partners and Practice

EWB-DK works with professional partners, regional and local authorities, local communities and populations, and other NGOs. EWB-DK supports professional partners with technical assessment, capacity building, technical design, and education, as well as regular coordination, reporting and follow up visits.

EWB-DK supports the local partner with technical expertise where local knowledge is not sufficient and where the local partner can further develop their food production facilities, organisational capacity and secure an income for their communities.

Co-ordinator for the thematic network Food Security: Ole Stokholm Jepsen

Contact EWB-DK’s secretariat: info@iug.dk, if you wish to become a part of the thematic network for Food Security.


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