Food insecurity remains far too prevalent in the developing world. Hunger and under nutrition can foster wider insecurity and undermines the achievement of other development objectives. While the drivers of food insecurity are complex, the lack of investment in research, agricultural infrastructure, and social protection measures has exacerbated recent food price spikes.
Aurecon believes that investment and strategic interventions to improve the availability of, access to, and utilisation of food, particularly amongst poor women and girls, are essential to sustained improvements in food security.
Core competencies in food security and rural development advisory
Food security analysis, research and strategy
Food security and rural development policy, programme, and project design and review
Institutional reforms to improve the performance of agricultural research
Understanding food security systems and devising interventions to increase food availability and incomes sustainably and at scale
Monitoring and measuring credible results in food security
Poverty reduction and social inclusion in rural areas
Women’s economic empowerment
Economics, trade and private sector development
Gender aspects of food security, particularly in agricultural research, rural enterprise and in social protection systems
For more details on our practical experience in this area, please download the brochure on the right.