Building Community Resilience, Food Security Can Improve Development Indicators
Huffington Post: From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa
Darius Mans, president of Africare
“…From 2008 to 2015 with support from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, Africare/Chad implemented the Batha and Ouaddaï Food Security Initiative (BOFSI). The project improved food security and livelihoods with multidimensional strategies in agriculture, water, nutrition, microfinance, capacity building, disaster risk reduction, and infrastructure development. … As global leaders discuss insecurity, Africare is implementing the kind of solutions they seek. After decades of supporting community resilience in partnership with numerous government ministries in Chad, Africare was the sole NGO invited to help design Chad’s national food security program. BOFSI’s model served as the blueprint. Africare’s resilience programs address insecurity at its root” (3/26).