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Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative

The HFLAC Initiative

The Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative is a commitment from the countries and organizations of the region, supported by the Food and Agricultural Organization from the United Nations (FAO), to contribute to creating the conditions that will allow eradicating hunger permanently by 2025.

The Initiative started during the Latin American Summit on Chronic Hunger carried out in Guatemala in 2005, and it goes more in-depth into the Millennium Objective Goals (MOG), and has as specific, most ambitious goal the fight against hunger. This initiative proposes to reduce the impact of chronic malnutrition in children to below 2.5% in all the countries of the region by 2025.

Given this goal, the field of action of the Initiative is the whole of Latin America and the Caribbean. The commitment is open to the participation of all the interested countries.

From the outset the Initiative has had the firm support of the Food and Agricultural Organization from the United Nations (FAO) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). Both entities gave shape to the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Support Project (IALCSH Project), which was set up as the Secretariat of the Initiative and as its technical support.

In 2009 FAO set the Initiative up as strategic framework for the all projects funded through the Spain-FAO program for Latin America and the Caribbean. The International Cooperation Fund Brazil-FAO joined this view in 2010 when it started.