FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE JUSTICE

The aim of this project is to contribute to efforts in the SADC region to ensure food security for those affected adversely by hunger crisis and food shortages. The contribution drives better policy advocacy on food security as well as setting long term strategies to avert food shortages via the National Christian Councils.

Climate Change remains largely abstract from the on-going work of several of EJN partners and constituencies in general. It is viewed as too “technical and complex”, with global negotiations on, among other issues, emission reductions and climate finance, largely unknown by many EJN stakeholders. Very few of the National Christian Councils (NCC) have begun to meaningfully and actively engage with the policy processes. EJN targets multi-level impact contexts by making the issues more relatable and more likely to forge mobilization for policy influence and or devises household level adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The target group and main beneficiaries include the NCCs who are part of the network working on food security and climate justice. It includes smallholder farmers and the rural communities who work with the NCCs at national level on food security and climate justice issues. The project incorporates interfaith communities, civil society organisations, networks, ACT Alliance partners and the Southern Africa region and the Food and Climate Justice Campaign Coalition (SADC FCJC) – all of whom all directly engaged in food security and climate justice issues.