Evaluation of the Mesoamerica Without Hunger Programme of FAO and the Government of Mexico

  • Country: México
    Start date: 28/09/2018
    End date: 31/12/2018
    Applicant(s): Fundación ETEA
    Funder: FAO Subregional Office for Mesoamerica
    Funding: 30.000,00 EUR
    Research lline: Economy

The Mesoamerica without Hunger programme is a triangular South-South cooperation initiative born of a collaboration agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Mexico, through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), in which nine other Mesoamerican countries (Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic) are currently participating, in addition to Mexico as a resource partner.

The Programme, which has an initial time horizon of five years and a budget of USD 15 million, focuses its efforts on accompanying processes to strengthen policies and institutional frameworks to improve the food and nutritional security of the Mesoamerican population and differentiated attention to family farming, thus seeking to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially Goal 2 (zero hunger).

This progress evaluation coincides in time with the transition of government in Mexico, which also makes it possible to account to the outgoing administration for the achievements made so far and provide inputs for the new Mexican administration, which will serve as a basis for assessing the possibility of the Programme’s continuity and, where appropriate, the adjustments and innovations that should be considered, as well as the current strengths that need to be preserved and consolidated.