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Latin America and the Caribbean without Hunger 2025 Initiative

From 2010 to 2016, the Government of Brazil and FAO, under the Brazil-FAO International Cooperation Program, supported emergency and structuring humanitarian cooperation initiatives at global, regional and national levels.

Fifteen subprojects were implemented for the benefit of 11 countries (Haiti, Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Chile, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Bolivia, Honduras and El Salvador), and specific activities in Haiti, Nicaragua, the Grenadines and Saint Lucia were supported.

These humanitarian cooperation initiatives were implemented under the coordination of CGFOME, a coordination that at the time was part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil (MRE). Following the extinction of CGFOME, the humanitarian cooperation program established with FAO went under coordination of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC).

Since 2017, with the signing of a review of the project, the new phase of the project "Latin America and the Caribbean without Hunger 2025 Initiative has been launched. The project works from the perspective of contributing to Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) and Overcoming Poverty of the most vulnerable populations of the selected countries, favouring the reestablishment of conditions in the face of disasters or threats to their food and nutritional security.

Additionally, technically assist countries, populations and/or rural communities in situations of emergency or in potentially vulnerable states, through the South-South Trilateral Cooperation, to ensure the rehabilitation or maintenance of productive processes, taking into account their forms of life, customs and potentialities.

In 2019, with the new review, the project extended its activities until December 31, 2022. Thus, regional activities that will be carried during the projects length were included.

The first regional activity, scheduled for November 2019, counts with three countries of Central America's Dry Corridor that are part of the project: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and will be on mission for exchanging experiences in the Northeast region of Brazil.

Currently, a series of projects are being negotiated with Latin American countries and also regional activities that can be started until the end of 2019.

Technical cooperation initiatives fall into two areas of action in partner countries.

The first deals with short-term national policies to restore agricultural chains and production systems to ensure access to food in the event of natural disasters (seed distribution, water access, and infrastructure recovery).

The second area of action focuses on strengthening national medium-term and structural measures, which consider four central elements:

a) Revaluation of family farming as a food supplier for the population, constituting, in addition, an effective protection and cushioning system against the volatility of the prices of food.

b) The promotion of public food markets as a new space of consumption and energizing local economies.

c) Updating of public institutionalism linked to food security, for a contemporary agenda.

(d) Contributing to ensuring access to food for all citizens in the countries.

The strategy of the Brazil-FAO International Cooperation Program proposes that initiatives that articulate these aspects, linked to the role played today by governments, national parliaments and civil society organizations, are a real advance for the implementation and management of programmes and food security policies of the region.

In this way, South-South Cooperation is one of the fundamental tools in the process of development among the countries of the region, which is why it will be one of the pillars of its actions.

IMPACT:

Contribute to Food Security and Nutrition (SAN) and Overcoming Poverty of the most vulnerable population in partner countries, favouring the restoration of resilience conditions to disasters or threats to their food and nutritional security.

RESULT:

Technically assist countries, populations and/or rural communities in an emergency or in a potentially vulnerable state, through the Trilateral South-South Cooperation, to ensure the rehabilitation or maintenance of productive processes, taking into account their forms of life, customs and potentialities.