Welcome to the Emergency Food Security & Nutrition Wiki!Ethiopia_Group_working_at_Plant_Nursery.jpg

As many of you know, Humanitarian Food Security, has been identified as a priority sector in CARE's Emergency Strategy. You will find on this site key humanitarian food security resources and a place to start discussions. Below you will find:

1) Humanitarian Food Security Strategy
2) Integrating Food Security Scenario & Triggers into EPP's
3) CARE Emergency Toolkit - Food Security Chapter
4) Training Resources
  • LEGS - new training information posted
  • EMMA - new training information posted
  • FAO Global Governance for Hunger Reduction E-Courses (over 15 courses!)

5) Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)
  • New IPC website launched
  • Technical Manual 2.0 released

6) Cash / Vouchers
  • New resources posted
  • CaLP Level 2 Training Dates
  • Cash and protection
  • Cash and Gender
- CO colleagues, please share your experience of cash programming by posting info directly in this wiki.

7) Donor Tips
  • OFDA 2012 Guidelines
  • ECHO Cash and Voucher Guidelines
  • OFDA Seed Guidance
  • USAID Results Management Sourcebook
  • Save the Children Commodity Management Handbook for USAID Title II Programs

8. Gender + Food Security + Agriculture
Be sure to visit the CARE Gender Wiki!
Tools and guidance from other organizations

9. Nutrition
Numerous Resource Links and Tools
Visit USAID FANTA Project


The emergency food security & nutrition strategy is a component of both the broader CARE food security strategy - as well as CARE's Emergency Strategy. The most up to date version of the strategy can be found on the food security wiki: click here

Emergency Food Security Interventions: A State of the Art Review Emergency Food Security interventions are evolving - this Tufts University report, which was commission by CARE to support the development of the humanitarian food security strategy, provides a comprehensive overview of emergency food security interventions. The State of the Art Review has been revised and published by ODI's Humanitarian Practice Network as a Good Practice Review:

2) Integrating Food Security Scenario's into EPP's

34 Country Offices have a Food Security scenario in their EPP's. The two short documents below have been designed to provide some specific guidance on how to develop a food security scenario and design a simple system for monitoring trigger indicators. Feedback is most welcome!


The CET is a comprehensive collection of policies, guidelines and tools for emergency response. It is like an online resource library for emergencies, which means that relevant parts of it should be used when needed, although no one is expected to read it all! emergencytoolkit@careinternational.org

Here is the Humantiarian Food Security Chapter in English

Key references and tools that are listed in the annex of the humanitarian food security chapter are now available on this wiki - click here. !! NEW udpated with Livestock Emergency Guidelines !!

CARE Sri Lanka kindly translated it into Tamil (thank you CARE Sri Lanka)
[[file:Food Security.pdf]]


Click here for wiki pages with the capacity building plan

This document outlines training modules that support CARE’s Humanitarian Food Security Strategy. It is therefore specifically designed to support staff from: Country Offices with a Food Security scenario in their EPP, Roster (RED) members with a food security specialization and Emergency responses globally that are implementing a food security response.

This document is divided into 5 sections. The first section covers topics that provide a general introduction while the next 4 sections cover specialized training that will not be necessary or suitable for all staff. The 4 specialist topics correspond with the core capacities identified in the Humanitarian Food Security Strategy and it is assumed that in the majority of cases a person would only specialize in analysis and one other specialist capacity.
  1. Foundation/Essentials – Core training modules that provide an introduction to the humanitarian food security sector and CARE’s Humanitarian Food Security Strategy. These modules are therefore suitable for people that need an over-view of the sector (e.g. senior managers that over-see a humanitarian food security response), but are also compulsory for all CERT members with a food security specialization.
  2. Analysis – Foundational training for all specialists that covers the key situation and response analysis tools
  3. Markets & Livelihoods - Specialist training modules for the analysis of livelihoods and markets.
  4. Food Aid - Specialist training modules for the programming and management of food aid
  5. Nutrition & Public Health - Specialist training modules for monitoring nutritional status, analyzing the causes of malnutrition and address malnutrition through supplementary and therapeutic feeding


IPC Webpage updated, including IPC Technical Manual 2.0

The IPC initiative is led by a partnership of CARE, OXFAM, Save the Children (US/UK), JRC, FEWSNET, WFP, and FAO. It is aimed at improving the rigor of the food security situation analysis, and its relevance for decision making.

The partnership principles and peer review mechanisms of the IPC mean that it has great scope for not only improving situation analysis but also national food security governance. CARE's LAGAFA project aims to tap into this potential and is using the IPC as a key tool in it's work to support Civil Society in Southern Africa.

CARE is represented on the IPC's global steering committee, and has a full time Field Advisor, Justus Liku, Based in Nairobi. The IPC methodology has been integrated into the food security scenario of CARE's Emergency Preparedness Planning (EPP) process (see section 2 above). Detail of the IPC methodology are described in the technical manual (below) and more information is available on the IPC website: http://www.ipcinfo.org/
If you have an questions about the IPC please do not hesitate to contact Justus at: jliku@care.org