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 2006, 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 American and the Caribbean Initiative Support Project supports the development of food and nutrition security by working with governments, parliaments and the civil society, as well as with regional integration organizations, on institutional strengthening, the formulation and application of normative frameworks, public policies, plans, programs and actions to eradicate hunger, with assigned budgetary funds that are according to the magnitude of the problem in each country.