Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

National level statistics in El Salvador show that chronic child malnutrition is prevalent and that it begins with limited healthy eating practices for pregnant women and less exclusive breastfeeding.El Salvador’s government has been developing new plans and regulations to tackle food security and nutrition among the most vulnerable Salvadorians. By reconsidering the role of women, the programme aims to increase access to health services and promote women-owned nutrition micro business able to reduce the country high rates of prevalence of under nutrition and obesity.

Implementation methodologies

The SDG Fund programme takes a multi-sectorial and multidimensional approach, with inclusion and participation of actors linked to food security and nutrition at different stages of the project cycle. It supports the Government’s plan, “El Salvador Ahead.” The total programme budget corresponds to $4.2 million, of which 35% is funded by the SDG-F.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


UN agencies: FAO, UNICEF, WHO and WFP

National partners: National and Local Government and Private Sector organizations. Higher Education institutions and Non Profit Organizations
Strengthening of public policy and support for the joint construction of initiatives.
Improvement of local production and import substitution, both of raw materials and finished products.
Expansion of local nutrition information systems.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 1
Goal 2
Goal 5
Goal 8
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
4,200,000 USD
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: El Salvador
Date of completion: 2016-12-31
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Catherine Wong ,

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