|INCAP's Technical Cooperation Coordinator in this country: Ligia Teresa Yllescas
Address: Edificio Imperial 6o. y 7o. piso, Avenida República de Panamá, Frente a la Casa de Naciones Unidas, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Phone: (504)221-6091 al 97; Fax: (504) 221-6099
Within its legal framework for FNS, Honduras has the National Policy of Food and Nutrition Security constituted since 2006 as one of the long-term strategies that looks forward to reduce the number of population with higher poverty and vulnerability through a guiding and permanent framework of multisectorial and integration coordination between the different sectors, civil society and international cooperation. As result, it has become in an articulated point of strategies, plans, programs and projects at national level.
The National Strategy of FNS is promoted by the current Government as a process that includes actions for availability, access, consumption and biological use of foods through a process agreed and intersectorial to achieve development. Added over these actions, Honduras declared 2011, as the year of the Food and Nutritional Security and approved the FNS Law that established the necessary mechanisms of coordination at all levels for the achievement of FNS in the population, mainly those vulnerable.
At this moment, five regional workshops of FNS have been conformed and it was recently started to conform the municipal workshops. The methodology for the FNS insertion in the Municipal Development Plans is led by the Planning Secretary, and a technical team of the Direction of the Territorial Ordering is ending the corresponding guidelines jointly with the Direction of regional coordination y en cooperation with the Strategic Information System for Poverty Reduction (SIERP) to unify criteria. All this, it is registered in the Country Plan and Country Vision for 2038.
Other institutions of coordination (UTSAN of the Secretary of the Presidency) with the support of cooperation agencies as: FAO, PAHO/WHO, WFP and INCAP, has initiated an analysis about experiences on FNS incorporation in the municipal plans to contribute to the construction of the methodology to be used at national level.
Besides, the Health Secretary has its national policy of malnutrition of 2005 that allowed the extension of the strategy for Integral Care for Childhood. With the ENDESA 2005-2006 results, it was proposed a revision of the same for its updating, which has been pending to conclude to have a national plan of nutrition.
The Program of Human Resources was developed in feeding and nutrition subject through virtual component of Health and Maternal and Child Nutrition Training focused on FNS through the Agreement between INCAP and INFOSAMI/World Vision Honduras project.
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