When people are displaced, they often lose both their existing assets and their ability to earn a living. In this context, both food production and an individual’s access to food may be put at risk. That’s why DRC provides food assistance—to save lives, but also to reestablish local food and market systems. We develop livelihood initiatives designed to strengthen opportunities for self-reliance among refugees and internally displaced people. At the same time, we work to stimulate local agriculture through training and capacity-building programming for farmers, and by providing grants and the necessary tools and seeds.