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Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative Support Project
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Goals

In order to eradicate hunger, the Hunger-Free Latin American and the Caribbean Initiative Support Projectworks on four fronts:

  • Institutionality: Promoting normative development, supporting the creation processes and/or strengthening the government organizations that are responsible for food and nutrition security, and boosting the skills of the institutions that are involved in this topic.

  • Awareness creation and mobilization: Strengthening the social mobilization capacity; promoting the role of the civil society in social auditing; and carrying out wide-ranging media campaigns. In this field are the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger from Latin America and the Caribbean, the Right to Food Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean, actions such as the launch of the music CD Sembrar la Vida (Sow life), recipes elaborated by the Chefs against Hunger, and boosting other artistic expressions with regard to the problem of hunger.

  • Monitoring system and evaluation: Contributing to the follow-up and analysis of food security and nutrition in the region and supporting the Monitoring System of Food Security and Nutrition of the Regional Office of FAO that carries out the follow-up of policies, prices and commercial and work statistics.

  • Formulation and implementation of programs and public policies: Supporting the formulation and development of national programs and public policies, and working on food security and nutrition topics with the countries, inter-governmental and regional integration organizations. Also supporting the analysis and strengthening of themes such as family agriculture, school meals, food education, social protection, and other topics that are relevant for the countries of the region.
El hambre en América Latina y el Caribe

En 2010 alrededor de 52,5 millones de personas sufrían de hambre en América Latina y el Caribe, es decir, el 9% de la población.

Esta cifra es menor a la del periodo 1990-1992, cuando 54,3 millones de personas no alcanzaban a satisfacer sus necesidades de alimentación

A escala mundial, el número de personas con hambre alcanzó los 925 millones en 2010, 98 millones menos que en 2009. Esto significa que un 13% de la población mundial se encuentra en condiciones de subnutrición.