Food Security & Nutrition
YWCA boosts food security and nutrition through the promotion of food production, food processing, access to food and food utilization/consumption. YWCA uses bio-intensive agriculture techniques in Farmer Field and Learning Schools, and promotes nutrition using Positive Deviance / Health groups for Nutrition for under five year old children and Village Nutrition Schools with main activities including malnutrition screening, growth monitoring and counselling, nutrition education, nutrition rehabilitation and monthly cooking demonstrations.
YWCA Rwanda has so far supported 553 Farmer Field Learning Schools with 2,212 members throughout our programs, 15095 small livestock have been distributed to the most vulnerable households. A total of 119 agro-cooperatives is also being supported by YWCA Rwanda to increase production and gain income through market linkage.
In Nutrition, through 473 PD/Hs 1685 children have been rehabilitated from malnutrition while 1940 pregnant and lactating women and 956 role model parents (parent lumiere) have been trained and attend regularly PD/H Sessions.