we want
to improve

the food and livelihood security of vulnerable households

The Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance (LIFT) project was initiated to provide technical assistance and strategic support to US and foreign government agencies, their implementing partners, and other public, private and civil society partners to improve the food and livelihood security of vulnerable households, with a particular focus on people living with HIV, orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers.

In addition, LIFT aims to provide global leadership and strategic learning to the field of economic strengthening through development of guidelines, trainings, and other tools to help vulnerable households – and those who serve them – engage in activities that enhance their economic and nutritional security.

The goal of the LIFT project is to build the continuum of care for people living with HIV and other vulnerable households.

We do this by facilitating their access to high quality, context appropriate, market-led economic strengthening, livelihood and food security (ES/L/FS) opportunities that improve their economic resilience and lead to better health.

The nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) approach aims to improve the nutritional status of individuals and populations by integrating nutrition into policies, programs and the health service delivery infrastructure.

An essential component of LIFT's approach is establishing links to integrate economic strengthening and food security activities within NACS.