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In response to the 2010 devastating earthquake, Action Contre la Faim implemented a range of emergency activities, in Port-au-Prince and Gonaïves, including a pilot Fresh Food Vouchers (FFV) project to complement other food assistance and nutrition interventions. Building on lessons learnt, the pilot was then adapted and replicated in Gonaïves and again in Port au Prince in 2011 in the frame of a safety net approach. The latter programme aims at restoring food security for vulnerable households and to improve their nutritional situation. By ensuring access to fresh and staple food through the local market, ACF intends to support the local economy, to strengthen the resilience of households and to improve their access to a diversified diet.

A short case study has been developed to present the innovative approach used for this project, in order to raise awareness and share good practices on how Food Security interventions can contribute to the prevention of undernutrition.

The document part of a set of studies on nutrition-sensitive interventions developed by the ACF “Aligning Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) with Nutrition” Working Group to show how these interventions can effectively contribute to a better nutrition, by using a nutrition lens at different steps of the project cycle. The aim of the “Aligning Food Security and Livelihoods with Nutrition” Working Group is to promote and scale up nutrition sensitive FSL interventions, through documenting lessons learnt, building evidence, developing tools and guidance and building capacity.

The full set of case studies can be found here:

For more information on the “Aligning” approach, please refer to the ACF manual: Maximising the Nutritional Impact of Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions. A Manual for Field Workers.

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