Category Archives: Food Security

Approach to child poverty reduction strategies in light of economic crisis: The case of Cyprus

The research paper ‘Mapping the multi-dimensional approach to child poverty reduction strategies in light of economic crisis: An initial examination of Cyprus’ was conceived following the aftermath of the economic meltdown in March-April 2013 in Cyprus, focusing on the lingering and increasing risk levels of poverty, and more specifically child poverty. The example of Cyprus was employed to illustrate a similar pattern of imposed financial measures in the Western world, often subsequent to the intervention of ‘Troika’. It draws a parallel with ‘economic rescue’ packages previously used in other EU countries, notably Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Greece and it reflects on criticisms of IMF policies imposed in so-called developing countries with stalling economies.

Sharing special food products at family and community levels

Administration of Plumpy’Doz in a CMAM program, Bangladesh. All watching, one eating (Source: UNHCR  Bangladesh)

Administration of Plumpy’Doz in a CMAM program, Bangladesh

In a context where many western public opinions tend to be reluctant towards the way humanitarian aid is delivered, developing a better understanding of food aid diversion is essential to effectively and efficiently address the problem. If food aid diversion is quite documented at a macroscopic level, some specific aspects are less understood while, depending on the magnitude and severity of their recurrence, they can seriously impact nutrition programs’ effectiveness and credibility.

Social Cooperative – Seed Bank