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Latin America and the Caribbean
Food Productive Programme (Zero Hunger Programme) (Programa Productivo Alimentario) (2007-)



Date: 2007-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The food Productive Programme gives the opportunity to produce food for feeding and gives tools to poor farmer families for going on through work. It has a middle and long term perspective and is thinking to contribute to the economic development of the country: domestic food supply, currency savings, agregated value to local and national products and growth of exportations


Target population: Households with women that own between 1 and 10 land blocks in rural areas (the supplies are deelivered to the woman and are her property)
Area of intervention: Support for self-employment
Geographic scale: National in rural areas


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Family, Community, Cooperative and Associative Economy (MEFCCA)
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Family, Community, Cooperative and Associative Economy (MEFCCA)

1) Transfer

Recipient(s): Women in participant households
Periodicity of delivery: Annual
Recipient of the transfer: Woman
Conditionalities: Do not sell animals on the two first years; Refund part of the capital (up to NIO $5000) in order to create a financial fund administrated by the cooperative; Receive and participate to the technical capacitation courses; Participate in the creation of stables get involved in productive activities; Send children to school and assist to maternal lactancy programmes; Associate and incorporate into trade networks
Description: It consists in a transfer of protein generator goods (the total value per household of the programme is USD$ 1000 annual –including goods, training and capacitation, plus executing costs of the programme). The goods delivered to the households are animals, seeds and vegetal food for animals, food trees, material for stables, henhouses, a biodigestor to produce gaz with animals excrements; as well as capacitation courses: farmer economy, agriculture practices to improve production, entrepreneurship culture, animal sanity, environement hygiene, associativity and self management, credit, trade, etc.
Amount : In-kind transfer of USD$ 1000 annual per household (including goods, training, plus execution spending of the programme)




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