“The video gives an overview about the new disaster risk reduction initiative of the Namibia Red Cross which is focussing on integrated food security approaches. The programme was launched in 2011 and shows the National Society’s experience in supporting communities in the ‘Giving Back Project’ in the Khomas region and the ‘Tusa Vegetable Garden’ in the Caprivi region. The ‘Giving Back Project’ supports impoverished households and people living with HIV in informal settlements to grow their own nutritional vegetables and staple cereal crops in their backyard gardens while the ‘Tusa Vegetable Garden’ aims to increase and diversify food production through the use of available natural resources, such as the water from the Zambezi River Basin .”
Namibia: Integrated Food Security Programme
24 Dec 2014
In 2003 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies adopted the Policy on Food Security and Nutrition in which it encouraged National Societies to conduct food security assessments. This guide is intended for National Socie...
Tags: Guidance material, Food Security
29 Nov 2018
The 2018 report of The Lancet Countdown: ‘Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change’ shows concerning trends in health risks from heat and heatwaves, infectious diseases, and declining food security. Access to the reviews in Engli...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Communicable Disease, Food Security
21 Oct 2020
Context: National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Africa are often called upon to take the lead in different crises. It is therefore necessary to equip them with effective shelter solutions designed in a participatory and innovative way. In t...
Tags: Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, Shelter