National Food Programme

General information

The Plan is intended to create, retain and distribute wealth in a context of broad positioning of food products in the world and the huge possibility of directing a powerful instrument against poverty, especially in rural areas of the country where it widely prevails.

The overall objective of the National Food Program is to promote the generation of employment, income and increasing production, productivity and food quality, by providing strategic public services, adequate and effective, throughout the agro food value chain and for consumer staples: rice, beans, corn, sorghum and complementarily for other agricultural systems like meat (beef, pork and poultry), milk, cocoa, coffee, fruits and vegetables, this will be developed in an articulated effort to mobilize the rural sector, focusing on the role of small and medium associated producers.

The development of alternative sustainable and profitable production for small and medium producers and promoting healthy food for domestic consumers and for exports; this is the framework where the actions of the National Food Plan are derived, in order to promote production practices in harmony with nature.

Country Nicaragua
Type Plan
Classification Production conditions, Production, Post-production, Emergencies and natural resources
Date 2008
Document http://www.magfor.gob.ni/prorural/programasnacionales/proalimentos.pdf
Website http://www.magfor.gob.ni/
Responsible institution

Ministerio Agropecuario y Forestal (MAGFOR)

Objectives

General objective

Promote the generation of employment, income and increasing production, productivity and food quality, by providing strategic public services, adequate and effective along the agribusiness value chains and for consumer staples: rice, beans , maize, sorghum and complementarily with other agricultural products such as (cattle, swine and poultry) meat, milk, cocoa, coffee, fruits and vegetables in an articulated effort to mobilize the rural sector; at the center of this effort is the role of small and medium associated producers.

General guidelines

  • Guidelines for Strategic Services
    1. Guidelines for technological innovation. Accelerate the processes of technological innovation by ensuring access for families and producer organizations.
    2. Guidelines on irrigation and drainage. Increase yields through increased use of surface water, groundwater, reservoirs, dams and micro - dams, with adequate irrigation systems (low pressure) which will enable the land to produce for two seasons in order to cope with adverse climate variations and long periods of drought.
    3. Guidelines on health and food safety. Ensure phytozoosanitary protection, health and safety of the production, processing, transportation and agro food commercialization.
    4. Guidelines for credit, financing and investment. To increase and encourage investment, credit and financing which is accessible and has fair and competitive interest rates in rural areas
    5. Guidelines for organic certification. Promote the development and consolidation of national organic and ecological production and commercialization.
    6. Guidelines on collection and commercialization. Strengthen institutional capacity to support cooperative organizations and other associations of producers, to stock seeds for production, available commercialization services for their crops and successfully face disaster through the National System for Disaster Prevention (SINAPRED)
  • Guidelines for Cross-sectional areas
    1. Guidelines on the environment, land and conservation of natural resources. Promote sustainable management of land, water and forests.
    2. Guidelines on gender and education. Encourage and promote the participation of women in all processes of political, economic and social development in the country.
    3. Guidelines on the organization and association. Promote the organization and association of producers and agro productive chains and forestry
Target population

Rural population, giving priority to poor farmers which are undercapitalized, smallholder peasants, rural workers, indigenous peoples, ethnic communities.