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Tuesday 21 August 2012   | Central America News Home | Colombia News

Nicaragua Extends Benefits to Families for Food Security

More families in Nicaragua will receive this week domestic animals for breeding, seeds and other agricultural inputs by the Food Production Bonus, to keep on reducing malnutrition and poverty, the government said.

Official figures guarantee that the Bonus so far, benefited more than 100, 000 women, who are also trained for the job.

This time the delivers will take place in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region, the municipalities of Managua, San Francisco Libre and El Crucero; as well as in several localities from Jinotega, Matagalpa, Esteli and Chontales departments.

The distribution will include cows, pigs, poultry, food for the animals, timber postures and fruit trees, seeds, mesh rolls, zinc sheets and other building materials, explained the coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario Murillo.

The official recalled, the Food Production Bonus facilitates the role of productive subjects to rural families, mainly for women.

Registered in the Zero Hunger program, this plan encourages local economy, mainly in rural areas, where human development indicators are still precarious.

Short-term aspiration is that farm households are able to stock up on meat, milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables and grains, as part of the national food security strategy.

Data from the Organization of the United Nations on Food and Agriculture said that the 19 percent of the Nicaraguan population, more than a million people, suffer malnutrition.

A recent study by the International Foundation for Global Economic Challenge highlights gradual improvement, to decrease poverty by nine percentage points in recent years, local analysts associated with social policies of the Sandinista government, led by President Daniel Ortega.

According to Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development, for their amount, the programs having greater impact in reducing inequalities, are public elementary or subsidized school meals, scholarships, Zero Hunger and public or subsidized junior high schools.

In assessing the efficiency, the private entity distinguished the range of literacy, the deliver of useful and free food, schools and Zero Hunger program.




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