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November 12, 2009 - www.irinnews.org
HKI program is case study for improved food security

IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in an article entitled, "We can have food security, say two new reports," reports on new findings that "draw attention to agriculture with a caseload of good news stories on improving food security."

One such report was the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) new book, MillionsFed, which prominently features HKI’s Homestead Food Production (HFP) program in Bangladesh.

The independent report concludes that HFP in Bangladesh, "helped improve the food security of nearly five million people - almost four percent of the population" by promoting home gardening, small livestock production and nutrition education with the aim of increasing household production, availability, and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods and improving the health and nutritional status of women and children.

To read the chapter in MillionsFed on HKI’s HFP program click here, and for a more in-depth discussion paper, click here.

HKI’s press release, can be found here.