Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO

Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” programme contributes to the definition of governance, inter-institutional coordination, and capacity building mechanisms at both, national and territorial levels (in the provinces of Monte Plata, Montecristi, and Azua), promoting the adoption of plans and programmes that address the fight against hunger and poverty.

The Programme focuses its attention on generating methodological experiences of intervention and differentiated attention to family farming. Among the activities of the Programme, contributing to a wide variety of allied institutions, the promotion of the Law on Food and Nutritional Sovereignty and Security, the formulation of the National plan for family farming, and the collaboration with “Progressing with solidarity” program stand out. 

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


  • Dissemination of the Law on Food and Nutritional Sovereignty and Security.
  • Formal approval of definitions and typologies of family farming.
  • Design and application (in Monte Plata) of a survey to register family farmers.
  • Diagnosis and training to link producers organizations of Monte Plata to the public purchase program.
  • Formal registry and training on business management and associativity for producers organizations of Azua and Montecristi provinces.
  • Formulation and implementation of Family farming national plan.
  • Design and implementation of a Georeferenced Registry of Agricultural Producers.
  • Design of an informatics tool to manage information about water access in schools.
  • Drafting of a Law on Family Farming proposal.