Why is Food Security important for the Country’s Development?

(March 2019)

Food is the main source for all of us and the development of country largely depends on the food system. From past many years, food security concept has been considered at global, national regional, state, household and individual level.

The issue of food security has been critical in many parts of the world. In many countries people are facing food crisis and its bad impact falls on their economy. Ensuring the food security has become a global challenge with many dimensions.

The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “When all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”.

The ultimate objective of food security should be to ensure that all people at all times have both physical and economic access to food they need. Food Security has three basic aims: ensuring production of adequate food supplies, maximizing stability in the flow of supplies, and ensuring access to available supplies on the part of those who need them.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the four pillars of food security are availability, access, utilization, and stability.

Keeping these objectives in mind, we have made a funding list on food security for NGOs and Individuals so that they can apply and receive financial and/or non-financial support.

Check a list below:

World Food Prize Foundation: Accepting Global Nominations from Food Security and Agricultural Champions
The World Food Prize Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its globally renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world…[more]

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation’s Grants to Protect Natural Resources
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently accepting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East…[more]

Nestlé Foundation’s Research Grants to support Research in Human Nutrition in LICs and LMICs
The Nestlé Foundation is accepting applications for its Research Grants program to initiate and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries…[more]

Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize
Nominations are open for 2019 Africa Food Prize which is the preeminent award for recognizing the extraordinary individual or institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans…[more]

Apply for Seeding Food Innovation Grants Program 2019
Weston is seeking Letter of Intent (LOIs) for its Seeding Food Innovation Grants Program 2019 to provide seed funding for interdisciplinary research or technology development that help accelerate solutions to sustainable food challenges…[more]

NordForsk Call for Proposals on Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities in Nordic countries
NordForsk has issued a call for proposals under the Nordic Research Programme on Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities…[more]

Apply for Cultures, Behaviours, and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Partnership Award 2019
Applications are open for Cultures, Behaviours,and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Partnership Award 2019. This funding call will support the development of international, interdisciplinary, research partnerships…[more]

Applications Open for FemBioBiz Acceleration Program 2019
Applications are open for FemBioBiz Acceleration Program 2019 for ambitious women leaders in green agri-food related businesses…[more]

ERA –HDHL 3rd Joint JFA: Inviting Applications for Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security
The JPI HDHL in collaboration with JPI OCEANS and FACCE-JPI partners is launching the ERA –HDHL 3rd Joint Funding Action (JFA) “Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security”…[more]

Common Fund for Commodities announces 14th Call for Proposals to Support Commodity Development Activities
The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is inviting applicants for support of commodity development activities in its member countries…[more]

Rise Against Hunger: Call for Expressions of Interest for Emergency Response Portfolio
Rise Against Hunger has announced a call for Expressions of Interest for the Emergency Response portfolio. Applications will be assessed by an evaluation committee to identify prospective partners that have the mandate, capacities and comparative advantage to support achievement of results from communities affected by an emergency and/or crisis…[more]

DFID-Zimbabwe seeking Applications for Stopping Abuse and Female Exploitation (SAFE) Programme

Getty Images announces Reportage Grant to Support Independent Photojournalists

ACP EU CULTURE: “Support for ACP Audiovisual Co-production” Programme

USDA-NIFA announces Food Safety Outreach Program for United States

NER issues a Call for Proposals for Planning Grants within Energy Research 2019

Pride Foundation Australia inviting Individuals & Organisations for Small Grants Program

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Ukraine

USAID: MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale)

GPSA announces 4th Global Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and CSO Networks

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkmenistan

RWJF’s Equity-Focused Policy Research Funding Opportunity in the United States

USAID-Islamabad: Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment (“Transform”) Activity

U.S. Department of State announces Funding to Promote Accountability in Iraq and Syria for Crimes against Humanity

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Albanian Organizations

EU announces Call for Proposals for “Central Asia Invest V”

EU seeking Proposals to Promote Citizen Participation and Entrepreneurship of Burkinabe Youth

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria seeking Project Proposals for Kosovo

UNFPA-Turkey inviting Organizations to Submit Grant Proposals 2019-Q2

AI for Earth Innovation Program inviting Proposal from all over the World

National Geographic Society announces Participatory Science Grant Program

National Geographic’s Conservation Technologies Grant Program to Support New Methods of Monitoring Ecosystem Health

Request for Proposals on Big Cats Conservations Initiative

USAID/Senegal Seeking Applications for Prevention of Child Early and Forced Marriage Activity

DHHS/ACF announces Ethnic Community Self Help Program