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.
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
UN agencies: FAO, WFP, UNICEF and WHO
National partners: Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Local Government and Private Sector organizations.