Plan Nacional de Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional

General information

PLANAL responds to the vulnerability of about 40% of the country's population, the high prevalence rates of malnutrition, malnutrition and food based disease, the climate of insecurity in the country, homeless people and beggars which are a part of the indigenous population, 150,000 peasant farms with low economic return to family labor, thousands of families in the countryside and cities which are not guaranteed good during the year, and to the dispersion of efforts and public institutional and external cooperation resources promoting sustainable development and the achievement of the millennium development Objective (MDGs). The National Plan for Food Sovereignty and Security and Nutrition is a call of the Paraguayan Nation towards all inhabitants and cooperating entities, without exclusion of any kind, to make contributions to the national cause of having a State Policy that synthesizes the genuine aspiration of the Paraguayan State to achieve, by 2025, that all people living in Paraguay at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs according to their preferences and cultural norms, in order to bring forward an active and healthy life. The Plan, while benefiting the entire population living in the country, considers indigenous peoples and urban and rural populations living in vulnerable conditions as the main target groups.

Country Paraguay
Type Plan
Classification Production conditions, Production, Post-production, Food Aid, Health and nutrition
Date 2009
Responsible institution

Secretaría Técnica de Planificación del Desarrollo Económico y Social (STP)

Related institutions

Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS)

Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID)

Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF)

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)

Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS)

Secretariat for Social Action (MDS)

Dirección General de Estadísticas, Encuestas y Censos (DGEEC)

Instituto Nacional de Alimentación y Nutrición (INAN)

Ministerio de Justicia y Trabajo (MJT)

Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC)

Red Rural

Coordinadora Nacional de Organizaciones de Mujeres Trabajadoras Rurales e Indígenas (CONAMURI)

Ministry of Finance (MH)

Secretaría del Ambiente (SEAM)

Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Rural y de la Tierra (INDERT)


General objective

Eradicate food insecurity and loss of food sovereignty, and the consequences of hunger and malnutrition in vulnerable sectors of the population and reduce the incidence of malnutrition and food shortages and food based diseases.

Specific objectives

  1. Strengthen the capacity of self-management of vulnerable sectors in production and use of food considering a sustainable basis;
  2. Improve access to food for vulnerable sectors;
  3. Improve the use and consumption of nutritious foods;
  4. Create a positive change in the cultural system linked to food sovereignty and security and  nutrition;
  5. Strengthen institutions in the Food Sovereignty and Security and Nutrition Sector;
  6. Improve the stability of food supply and access levels for vulnerable population and regions.
Target population

The Plan, while benefiting the entire population living in the country, considers indigenous peoples and urban and rural population living in vulnerable conditions as the main target groups.