Food Production Program (Zero Hunger)
The program delivers a Food Production Package (BPA) in order to strengthen food subsistence production in rural Nicaraguan families. It also sells their surplus in the domestic market and encourages agribusiness production chains, in order to give added value to goods produced or reproduced within the production units.
|Classification||Technical Assistance, Development of production chains, Financing and credit, Insumos productivos|
The program is designed for safeguarding and recovery of traditional knowledge, self-esteem and food sovereignty. (Ministry of Family Economics, Communitarian, Cooperative and Associative)
Strengthen subsistence food production in Nicaraguan rural families through the delivery of a Food Production Package (BPA).
In a second stage, it sells their surplus in the domestic market and at the same time encourages chains related to agribusiness production, in order to give added value to goods produced or reproduced within the production units (sausages, jellies, etc.), all this with a new vision for saving and efficient use of revolving funds.
Its implementation strategy, which involves the production of plant species and reproduction of animal species, consists of three stages:
|Components and/or products||
The main components of the program are:
The target population consists of women of any age range with 1 to 10 acres of land in rural or semi-rural areas.
For better use and greater impact, the Food Production Program consists of a wide-range of options according to the capabilities of each family, taking into consideration the physical and climatic conditions of each region and the ability of each family, related to size and conditions of soil, climate and water in the plot or yard that is owned by the family:
|Geographical coverage||Urbano y rural|
For 2013, the Food Production Program, through the Ministry of Family Economics, is scheduled to capitalize 25,000 families by providing the Food Production Package in the departments of Boaco, Alto Coco, Carazo, Chinandega, Chontales, Estelí, Granada, Jinotega, Leon, Madriz, Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa, Minas, Nueva Segovia, RAAN, RAAS, Rio San Juan, Rivas and Zelaya.
|Executing organism||Ministerio de Economía Familiar, Comunitaria, Cooperativa y Asociativa|
|Related national policies|
The Program since its creation in 2007 has had different funding sources, both internal and external: Treasury, FONDEAGRO, IFAD, IDB, FAO, Austria, China Taiwan and ALBA.
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