Through funding from USAID, World Vision’s Food Security and Risk Reduction Program for Western Honduras (2004-2009) aimed to reduce household insecurity by improving health and nutrition and increasing access to food. Approximately 157,000 Hondurans throughout 128 communities were served.
This was achieved through two integrated components:
1. Road to Health (CASA): Focused on improving the nutritional status of women and children, as well as increasing access to health services and water; and
2. More Food and Agro-ecological Businesses (MANA): Focused on agricultural production, natural resources management, as well as strengthening civil society and encouraging community participation.
World Vision’s program benefited approximately 69,500 people, including young children and mothers, in 128 communities. Beneficiaries saw a 46% decrease in malnutrition among children, a 57% increase in diversified diets, and a 17% increase in the percentage of farmers using sustainable agro-forestry practices.
To read more about the results of World Vision’s program see InterAction’s Best Practices and Innovations Initiative Bulletin: BPI Round 1 – World Vision Honduras.