Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO


In Panama, “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” activities focus especially on strengthening institutionality as a key element in the design and implementation of effective public policies. The Programme assists in the definition of action plans and the development of territorial consulting structures to enable and follow-up on the actions foreseen in such plans. 

Regarding the definition of regulatory frameworks and budgets for food security and nutrition the Natioal plan of food security and nutrition stands out. In relation to family farming, the creation and recognition of a National Dialogue Committee of Family Farming, in which 12 provincial, county and collective land committees are gathered, as well as the formulation and enactment of the Law of family farming and the National plan of family farming stand out. 

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


  • Elaboration and implementation of the Food and Nutritional Security Plan 2016-2020.
  • Formal approval of definitions and typologies of family farming.
  • Pilot exercise to register family farmers, and systematization and dissemination of the methodology.
  • Design and implementation of an Integrated Agricultural Management System.
  • Elaboration and dissemination of the guide “Healthy eating depends on you too”, designed as a reference for teachers of Guna Yala and Ngäbe Buglé indigenous counties.
  • Drafting and passing of the National plan of family farming.
  • Study of food supply and demand by public institutions.
  • Incorporation of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale in the Multiple Purpose Survey 2019.
  • Drafting and passing of the Law of family farming.
  • Construction of a proposal of Water Harvesting National Plan.