Food Security Cluster – PNG

Posted on:Apr 04, 2018Our Locations

The Papua New Guinea Food Security Cluster (FSC) is a humanitarian network with the interest in responding to crisis situations in the domain of food and agriculture in the country.

The cluster’s objective is to respond to humanitarian crises in a coordinated, appropriate and timely manner by identifying critical food assistance gaps and avoiding response duplication.

FSC has an active online database system for information and resource sharing and communication; which can be accessed through this link: http://fscluster.org/papua-new-guinea

The Food Security Cluster in Papua New Guinea was initiated in early 2016 in response to the onset of severe drought due to the El-Niño Southern Oscillation. The Cluster is led by the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) and the National Disaster Centre (NDC) of PNG, and co-lead by WFP and FAO.  The cluster is currently chaird by DAL and co-chaired by Care International (as of May 2016) representing the NGO community. FSC members in PNG include government, UN agencies, International NGOs, NGOs, Faith-based organizations, private sector, Red Cross and donors