Food & Nutrition Security

Food and nutrition security is central to the logic and the operations of smallholders world-wide. Food and nutrition security has four dimensions: food availability, food access, utilization and stability. Food security is linked to nutrition security:  access to food, care and feeding, and health and sanitation. It requires resilient food systems that ensure that food is available and affordable to all and is of good quality.

Investments and development interventions in agricultural value chains have diverse impacts on food and nutrition security, positive or negative. Fair & Sustainable Consulting (F&S) strives to contribute to a just and sustainable global food system that enables everyone to have a healthy, nutritious diet that is based on the right to food and defined by people.

F&S contributes to resilient food systems by promoting inclusive value chains. We provide a variety of services, ranging from the analysis of livelihoods, farming systems and value chains, to value chain development support through e.g. project formulation, stakeholder consultation, facilitation, capacity-building and monitoring and evaluation.


Projet d’Appui à la Productivité Agricole au Burundi (PAPAB-C2) – IFDC, 2018

Mid-Term Review of the Dutch-funded Agricultural Productivity Support Project in Burundi on the integrated household approach (Plan Intégré Paysan – PIP). Interviews and in-country visits (in Gitega, Muyinga, Makamba, Rumonge, Cibitoke, Bubanza, Bujumbura Rural). Feed-back and Validation workshop in Bujumbura.

Consultant: Peter Ton

Follow the Food: Dutch agribusiness and food security in Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya – NWO/WOTRO, 2015-2020

Research on the effects of business models of foreign investors on local food security, together with State University Utrecht and Solidaridad. Accompany and support the research, develop policy briefs and a toolbox for the private sector.

Consultants: Wilfried Schasfoort, Annelien Meerts, Marjoleine Motz

Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship (FSRE) Fund – ICCO, 2016

Final Evaluation of the Dutch-funded Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship (FSRE) Fund in Ethiopia. Interviews and in-country visits (in Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR). Case studies of 10 out of 75 micro-projects financed by the FSRE Fund (value chains: red pepper, dried mango, potato, chicken, aquaculture). Feed-back and Validation workshop in Addis Ababa.

Consultant: Peter Ton