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.
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