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The food security sector is the safety net for those who are at risk of starvation and lack the ability to secure food for their next day. Based on the studies conducted, the most appropriate ways to meet their needs are through in-kind food baskets or cash vouchers. ADO fully aware that well-nourished children are the foundation of thriving communities and nations. With good nutrition, children develop into healthy, bright and engaged members of their communities; and they are stronger and more resilient in the face of crisis. Together with their families and communities, well-nourished children are the architects of a sustainable and prosperous future. The efforts of ADO aimed to prevent all forms of malnutrition and save lives where preventive measures fell short. This work was supported by large number of technical staff members across nutrition programs in 8 districts, particularly those with the highest burdens of malnutrition.



FSL program objectives:

Restoring the food security of those who have lost it by distributing minimum food baskets and providing livelihood inputs.


Food security in crisis

ADO implements relief activities in case of humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance is provided to meet the immediate needs of the affected people. ADO offers both cash in-kind food assistance as well as cash or food vouchers and food baskets for beneficiaries to spend directly on food items that best fit their needs in the most relevant, effective, efficient, safe and rapid manner possible. With the help of a well-trained staff, we reach those in need even in the most remote areas, using all-terrain vehicles, camels, donkeys and even teleferic when all other avenues are closed.


Sustainable food systems

ADO’s programs include activities on the production side, improving agriculture production and processing practices, reducing waste and losses and making efficient use of natural resources. Through diversification of crops, we aim to increase the availability of various food crops for a varied diet. Access to food is further enhanced by addressing constraints in food value chains and food markets, and increasing the purchasing power of beneficiaries through livelihood activities.


Value chain development

ADO provides training on processing and facilitate access of beneficiaries to markets.



Through small entrepreneurship, vocational training, job creation or cooperatives, through microfinance, ADO reached 1,500 HHs and gave them the chance to take matters into their own hands. Many joint income-generating agricultural projects have been implemented between ADO and farmers in Hajjah and Hodeidah.


Cash for work    

In order to strengthen the resilience and participation at the Local Level in Yemen (SRPL), ADO Implemented cash for work (CfW) in Al-Houta district, Aryaf Al-Mukalla district, Hadhramaut Governorate, by building a 13.5m length protective wall located behind agricultural lands to reduce the damage to the agricultural lands that could be caused by seasonal streams/torrents passing through the valley, besides rehabilitating of irrigation canals located in Al-Houta and Al-Rashidiya farms.