|CARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)|
|Chapter 1 - Programming Food Resources|
|A. Livelihood Promotion, Protection, and Provisioning|
Purpose: To protect households from losing their productive assets or to assist in getting them back (rehabilitation/mitigation)
Explanation: Interventions entail timely food and income transfers that can reduce long-term vulnerabilities resulting from the forced selling of productive assets to meet immediate food and other needs. The negative impacts of livelihood insecurity can be reduced by:
· Timely detection of where livelihood and food insecurity are likely to occur
· Establishing contingency plans that can be implemented in a timely fashion before a significant erosion of household assets occurs and other erosive coping strategies are activated.
Examples of interventions include:
· Infrastructure improvements
· Soil and water conservation
· Child survival and health interventions
· Distribution of seeds and tools
· Repair of water sites.