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Paraguay protects, promotes and facilitates effective implementation of the right to food security and nutrition
Description/achievement of initiative

In recent years, Paraguay has prioritized reducing extreme poverty and child malnutrition. Although extreme poverty has decreased between 1997 and 2013, there has been a significant increase in the levels of inequality in rural areas. Therefore, the SDG-F has been supporting the government of Paraguay in its efforts to identify, at national level, integrated solutions to food security able to ensure a cross-sectoral and inclusive approach in order to engage different actors, such as indigenous and vulnerable rural households, in particularly female- headed families and to produce nutritious and diversified food production.

Implementation methodologies

The SDG Fund programme aims to support indigenous and rural populations identified in 3 departments which have been considered as highly vulnerable in economic, social and environmental terms. Relevant state institutions are generating a coordination space for permanent dialogue, promoting multi-sectoral efforts to improve food and nutrition security with social equity. The total programme 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: WHO, UNICEF, FAO and WFP

National partners: National and local Government, Civil Society organizations and Indigenous organizations
Progress reports
Goal 1
Goal 2
Goal 5
2016
Implementation of integrated management at national and subnational levels to reduce infant and maternal malnutrition
2016
Implementation of national and sub-national strategy, based on the adoption of appropriate technology for food production, risk management to reduce vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
2016
Strengthening of institutional capacities to generate and analyze information related to food security and nutrition, from research, monitoring and evaluation
Financing (in USD)
3,000,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: 2015-03-01 - 2016-12-31
Partners
UN agencies: WHO, UNICEF, FAO and WFP

National partners: National and local Government, Civil Society organizations and Indigenous organizations
Countries
Contact information
Catherine Wong , Programme Analyst, catherine.wong@undp.org
United Nations