The only way to realize the full potential of any country is to have healthy and strong citizens, starting with children. Counterpart works with local partners around the world to improve the production of and access to nutritious food for children. We support community-led and school-based efforts to reduce malnutrition, implement sustainable agricultural practices and improve food security. We work closely with communities to identify and address the full spectrum of issues affecting food security and community health. In support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, and Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, Counterpart will continue to:

  • Increase the availability of nutritious food through community engagement
  • Increase the stability of the food supply
  • Improve farming techniques to generate more sustainable crop yields
  • Increase access to health and nutrition services, especially for pregnant women and newborns.

Related Impacts

2020 — 2025

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program in Mozambique

CHALLENGE Located in southeastern Africa, Mozambique is a low-income, food-deficit country with a largely rural population of 31 million.  In 2015, the country reached its …

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McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program in Mauritania

CHALLENGE While 75% of the population in Mauritania depends on subsistence agriculture and pastoralism, the country has been facing drought exacerbated by climate change which …

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2018 — 2021

Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE In Senegal, the agricultural sector employs approximately 70% of the working population, yet in 2017 its contribution to total GDP was just over 16%. …

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2018 — 2022

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project in Senegal

   CHALLENGE A large portion of Senegalese citizens rely on agriculture and pastoralism for their livelihood. Unfortunately, a persistent drought in 2017 severely impacted crop …

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Food Aid for Disabled Children in Niger

We provided meals to poor children with disabilities to reduce malnutrition and keep kids in school.

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Food for Education in Cameroon

We engage schools to mobilize parents and communities in health, nutrition and the value of education.

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Together with our local partners, we are improving health and nutrition, expanding access to education, strengthening climate resiliency, enhancing people’s livelihoods, and ensuring communities are governed more inclusively. In each project, we track our goals, monitor the progress, and evaluate impact.



Citizens around the world who are working to improve their lives.

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In more than 20 countries around the world.



By developing leaders, strengthening organizations and building networks.