Household Food Security, Nutrition, and Livelihoods IDP. The standard definition of household food security addresses three essential dimensions: the availability of food (i.e. sufficient agricultural production), access to food (i.e. the ability of obtain food for cash resources or in kind) and the proper utilization of food (i.e. the ability to make use of available food for a balanced diet).
The Project deals especially with the last two aspects, i.e. access and utilization of food. The term nutrition puts even more emphasis on the third aspect, and the term livelihoods stresses an approach that puts IDP’s returning at the center of development, builds upon their strengths rather than their needs and unifies different sectors behind a common framework.