Food Security

Our international work is divided into six themes: Anti-Trafficking, Clean Water, Emergency Response, Food Security, Gender Justice and Income Generation. We work alongside communities to support projects in each of these areas. We are also responsible for overseeing the transfer of funds for the UK’s Mission Support Allocation (money donated through the annual Self-Denial Appeal).

We support a number of Food Security projects such as reintroducing edible insects into the habitat of rural Democratic Republic of Congo. By supporting communities to make the best use of their land, especially as they battle the effects of climate change, they will be better equipped to overcome malnutrition and lift themselves out of poverty.

Salvation Army Conservation Farming, Zimbabwe
Training farmers in Zimbabwe in conservation agriculture
We are now able to send our children to school since we are now selling the surplus maize harvest.
Stembille Machemedze, farmer trained in Conservation Agriculture

Current projects

Conservation Farming, Zimbabwe

In partnership with local organisation Foundations for Farming, The Salvation Army is training farmers in Zimbabwe in conservation agriculture to ensure they can produce plentiful crops despite the challenge of inconsistent rainfall and drought.

Through the project, small-scale farmers received training on how to use conservation agriculture methods to improve their yields. They were tasked with passing on this training to others in their community.

Edible caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Edible caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Reintegrating Edible Insects, DRC

In the rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), deforestation has impeded people’s ability to access the nutrition they need to survive. The Salvation Army is training and supporting communities to reintroduce protein-rich caterpillars to help boost diets and overcome malnutrition.

Sustainability is key to this project which is why school children help to grow the vegetation that will become the caterpillars' home, and they learn the value of incorporating edible insects into their diet.



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Gender Justice

The Salvation Army is working with women around the world to empower them

Clean Water

Supporting communities to become healthier with access to clean water and improved sanitation

Income Generation

Projects to help communities use their resources to overcome poverty

Areas of work

Working with communities around the world to overcome poverty and injustice