Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO

Honduras

In Honduras, the “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” programme focuses its efforts in the improvement of production systems, income opportunities and linkage of family farming to markets, considered as effective instruments to fight hunger and rural poverty. 

The Programme supported the conceptualization and characterization of family farming in Honduras, the strengthening of the National Committee of Family Farming and the elaboration of a first draft of National Strategy for Family Farming, among other actions. In addition, supported a pilot intervention in San Marcos de la Sierra municipality for the decentralization of assistance services through municipal programs to support family farming. This intervention is being extended to the 91 municipalities in which the methodology is applied in coordination with the Family Farming Unit of the Agriculture and Livestock Secretary. 

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

 

  • Consolidation and implementation of the Food and Nutritional Security Observatory.
  • Formal approval of definitions and typologies of family farming, and the Family Farming Strategy.
  • Pilot exercise to register family farmers in six municipalities, and elaboration and validation of the form used to extend this registry to 91 municipalities.
  • Elaboration of a proposal set of rules for the Framework law of the social sector of the economy.
  • Organization of 13 community seed banks in the western region and the Dry Corridor municipalities.
  • Design and validation of the information platform for monitoring infant malnutrition at a municipal level.
  • Development of a territorial strategy for the productive development of the Municipal Association of Border Municipalities of Intibucá.
  • Establishment of producers’ organizations with families supported through the municipal programs, in order to facilitate their linkage to markets.
  • Formulation and formal presentation to the National Congress of a proposal of Law of family farming.