Plan Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional 2012-2019

General information

The document “Conpes Social 113” of March 2008 establishes the National Policy for Food Security and Nutrition (PSAN) and defines as one of the strategies, the need to build and implement a National Plan for Food Security and Nutrition (PNSAN).

The PNSAN is a set of objectives, Objective, strategies and actions proposed by the Colombian State in a framework of shared responsibility with civil society aimed to:

  • Protect the population of the contingencies that lead to undesirable and socially unacceptable situations such as hunger and inadequate nutrition;
  • Ensure the population's access to quality food in a timely and adequate manner ;
  • Achieve integration, articulation and coordination of the different inter-sectoral interventions and between institutions.

The target population for PNSAN is the entire Colombian population; however it emphasizes the most deprived and vulnerable territories and populations, among which are the population living in extreme poverty, displaced by violence and those affected by natural disasters; as well as, children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and the elderly.

Country Colombia
Type Plan
Classification Production conditions, Production, Post-production, Food Aid, Sanitary conditions, Health and nutrition, Emergencies and natural resources
Date 2012 - 2019
Document http://www.osancolombia.gov.co/doc/pnsan.pdf
Website http://www.osancolombia.gov.co/
Responsible institution

Comisión Intersectorial de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (CISAN)

Related institutions

Comisión Intersectorial de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (CISAN)

Objectives

General objective

Contribute to improving the food and nutrition conditions of the entire Colombian population, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.

Specific objectives

  1. Having an adequate supply of food for priority groups established in this plan.
  2. Ensuring access to food for priority groups.
  3. To achieve that the Colombian population consumes a full, balanced, sufficient and adequate food.
  4. Improve the use and biological utilization of food.
  5. Implement, in relation to FSN, the National Policy for Agricultural Health and Food Safety for the System of Sanitary and Phyto sanitary Measures, Conpes 3375 and 3376 of 2005, Conpes 3458 and 3468 of 2007; 3514 of 2008 and 3676 of 2010.
  6. Strengthening surveillance for public health.
  7. Achieving coordinated action within and inter-sectoral regarding FSN with the participation of all the stakeholders.

Lines of action

  • Perspective or dimension of the economic means.
    1. Having an adequate supply of food for priority groups established in this Plan.
    2. Ensuring access to food for priority groups in Colombia.
    3. Develop income-generating programs that promote food and nutritional security.
    4. Strengthen and encourage production practices for home consumption.
    5. Evaluate and improve social promotion programs related to FSN.
    6. Ensuring access to food in cases of undesirable events (natural, social or economic disaster).
  • Perspective or dimension of quality of life and welfare.
    1. Design strategies for nutrition education.
    2. Prevent and reduce malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.
    3. Help improve the practice of breastfeeding.
    4. Promote Healthy Lifestyles.
  • Transversal lines of action.
    1. Improve quality and safety in food and water.
    2. Achieving coordinated action within and between sectors around Food Security and Nutrition, with the participation of all stakeholders.
    3. Implement a National Plan Environmental Sector oriented sustainable use of wild species of Colombian biodiversity, food security purposes.
Normative framework

Documento Conpes 113, 2008: Política Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (PSAN).

Target population

The target population for PNSAN is the entire Colombian population, however it emphasizes on the most deprived and vulnerable territories and populations, among which are the population living in extreme poverty, displaced by violence and those affected by natural disasters; as well as, children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and the elderly.