Food Security 1 (Food Assistance) - September 2012

In an emergency,the focus is on primary needs and on meeting them through the delivery of aid as quickly as possible. However,distributing food directly, or through food for work or food for training projects will not automatically guarantee their optimal use or a positive impact on individuals or on the affected population; only a gender sensitive, participatory approach at all stages of the project cycle can help ensure that an adequate and efficient response is provided. In order for a food assistance project to have a positive impact, women, girls, boys and men must be involved equally in the process.