People are considered food secure when they have availability and adequate access at all times to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. At HADS, we specifically consider and ensure:
- Availability of food in sufficient quantities and on a consistent basis.
- Stock and production in a given area and the capacity to bring in food from elsewhere, through trade or aid.
- Adequate quantities of food, through purchase, home production, barter, gifts, borrowing or food aid.
- Design and implement food distribution channels and systems for large numbers of people.
- Provision of nutritional information on the various foodstuffs and feeding practices.
- Train the people in the use of back-yard gardens especially those who live in congested settings with no land for farming.
- Teach the people on safe and nutritious cooking, storage and hygiene practices within the household.
- Conducting food assessments and nutrition assessments.