Special Programme for Food Security, United Nations

The Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) is an initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), approved in 1994 by unanimous vote of the 106th session of the FAO Council. It facilitates programs in developing nations that increase food availability both nationally and at the household level. To do this, it seeks to stabilize economic activity in the food production sector by examining, and where possible, limiting market constraints, as well as by working in more traditional agricultural activities. The SPFS targets particularly those nations considered to be low-income food deficient countries (LIFDCs). The main goal is to eliminate food insecurity and increase nutrition availability in the face of increasing population. Projects of SPFS tend to be collaborative with governments, ...

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