Food AND Nutrition Security 

Food security exists when individuals in a household have enough nutritious food at all times for an active, healthy and productive life (Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), 1996).

Food security and access to adequate food is also a constitutional mandate, which states that ‘everyone has the right to have access to sufficient food and water’. The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) aims at eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. Food security, especially amongst the poor, vulnerable groups and communities is one of the key priorities of the NDA.

The NDA Food and Nutrition Security programme is aimed at ensuring that households have the capacity and know-how to access nutritious food.  The NDA implements the following in support of Food and Nutrition Security:









Capacity Building

Provincial NDA Advisory Centres are walk-in places where trained personnel provide information, counseling support, guidance, and referral services to members of the public…


The NDA provides grants to civil society organisations through two methods, namely, Request For Proposals (RFP) and Programme Formulation.

early childhood development

Early Childhood Development (ECD) funding and assistance are available for children in need of resources to enable them to realise their full potential.

projects management

The NDA part takes in in the managing of a variety of programmes established and sustained in order to encourage development initiatives for communities in need.