Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO

Colombia

In Colombia, “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” plays an important role in terms of political and normative processes at several levels for the development of effective experiences to improve food and nutritional security, and contributes to the strengthening of social and productive inclusion processes for family farmers. 

Actions implemented by the Programme contribute to complementing, boosting and strengthening FAO’s initiatives responding to the Government’s priorities, especially through the design of methodological tools, the strengthening of institutional capacities and facilitation of dialogue among different actors, with the objective of contributing to scaling-up public policies. “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” contribution is in this sense especially relevant within the framework of the implementation of the Peace Agreements, particularly regarding a comprehensive rural reform.

Some of the results achieved and the actions that “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” supports in Colombia are the following:

 

  • Inclusion of an integrated vision of food and nutritional security and family farming into 10 departmental action plans.
  • Development of a technological platform to promote commercial transactions between family farmers and buyers from public and private markets.
  • Trainings and business sessions for the strengthening of associative processes among rural organizations.
  • Adoption of the Strategic Public Policy Guidelines for Rural, Family and Community Farming by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
  • Construction of a conceptual and methodological framework to estimate the intangible contributions of family farming.
  • Consolidation of a productive and economic network as a social and political dialogue space among associations, organizations and social platforms of rural, family and community farming.
  • Elaboration of an analysis methodology of the territorial food supply systems.
  • Passing of the National law of public purchases, through which mechanisms to promote participation of family and small-scale farmers in food public purchases markets are established.
  • Design of methodological tools and formulation of Structuring Master Plans in priority areas for the implementation of the comprehensive rural reform.