South Caucasus Food Security Learning Summary: How to support national influencing using a multi-stakeholder approach
In September 2013, Oxfam launched the four-year EC-funded project Improving Regional Food Security through National Strategies and Small Holder Production in the South Caucasus. The aim was to influence national level policies around food security and nutrition, in order to better reflect the needs and interests of smallholder farmers in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The project was in line with Oxfam’s economic justice priorities in the region: to challenge inequalities and promote sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers.
This paper synthesizes experience and learning from the project. The aim of the paper is to support the design of future national policy influencing programmes.