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Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative Support Project

Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative Support Project

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

Having started in 2005, this initiative goes more in-depth into the Millennium Objective Goals (MOG), and has as specific, most ambitious goal the fight against hunger: It proposes to reduce the impact of chronic malnutrition in children to below 2.5% in all the countries of the region by 2025.

From the start of the Initiative, FAO has been a part of this effort through the Hunger-Free Latin American and the Caribbean Initiative Support Project, funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation  (AECID). The project took on the Technical Secretariat of the Initiative and a group of work-lines to support the goals of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), promoting the south-south cooperation and with special emphasis on carrying out the right to food for the people of Latin American and the Caribbean.

What do we do?

The Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Support Project provides support in the development of food and nutrition security by working with governments, parliaments, civil society and regional integration bodies.  Technical backstopping is provided in institutional strengthening, design and implementation of regulatory frameworks, public policy, plans programmes and actions for hunger eradication, as well as resource allocation schemes in line with the magnitude of the problem in each country.

How do we strengthen the FAO's support to the HFLACI?

The Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative Support Project  promotes and facilitates HFLACI support in the countries, through a set of programme and project activities which, in the context of the new FAO strategic framework -strategic objective 1 in particular "Eradicate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition”,  strive to help countries build the right environment for food and nutrition security, focusing on issues such as public policy, programmes and legal frameworks; financial, human and organizational resources; governance, coordination mechanisms and partnerships; and evidence-based decision-making.