Food Security


Food Security is one of The Salvation Army International Development UK's six areas of work.

We are working with communities around the world to overcome food insecurity. 

The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom and Ireland territory supports a number of Food Security projects around the world such as facilitating training for small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe, Mali and Burkina Faso.

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

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Edible caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Edible caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo
This project is impacting lives through the use of local food which is a gift from the living God.
Lieut-Colonel Gracia Matondo, 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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We work alongside communities in the areas of Anti-Trafficking, Clean Water, Emergency Response, Food Security, Gender Justice and Income Generation to support them to overcome poverty and injustice. 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).


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