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Strengthening local food systems and capacity building aimed at improving the production and access to safe food for families
Description/achievement of initiative

In Ecuador, the SDG-F has established Imbabura, an integrated approach to tackle three of the most pressing challenges in the country, namely building income opportunities for small farmers-owned production units, overhauling the country local food production for better access to safe, affordable and nutritious food and fighting malnutrition and anemia.

Implementation methodologies

The SDG Fund programme aims to contribute to the strengthening of local food systems, ensuring better access to safe and nutritious food as well as to the increase of nutrition levels for families under the Ecuador's National Strategy. The programme objectives will be achieved through consolidation of public policy and support for the strengthening of local production. The total budget has reached $3 million and half of it is funded by the SDG-F.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

UN agencies: FAO, WFP, UNICEF and WHO

National partners: Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Local Government and Private Sector organizations.
Progress reports
Goal 1
Goal 2
Goal 12
2016
Increased productivity of quinoa and lupine crops by at least 30%
2016
Prioritized participation of at least 40% of women in associations
2016
Improved food consumption patterns
Financing (in USD)
3,000,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: 2015-01-02 - 2016-12-31
Partners
UN agencies: FAO, WFP, UNICEF and WHO

National partners: Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Local Government and Private Sector organizations.
Countries
Contact information
Catherine Wong , Programme Analyst, catherine.wong@undp.org
United Nations