CATIE strengthens municipal capacities in food and nutritional security
- Through the exchange of good practices between Momostenango and Chiquimula officials
On 27 and 28 November, in the city of Esquipulas, Chiquimula, Guatemala, as part of the activities of the National Nutrition Information Platform (PiNN) project, CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) in coordination with the municipal delegation of the Secretariat for Food and Nutritional Security (SESAN, its Spanish acronym) of the municipality of Momostenango, facilitated an exchange of experiences and good practices with the participation of five officials from Momostenango and four from the municipality of Chiquimula.
Eduardo Say, coordinator of CATIE's PiNN Project, indicated that the objective of this exchange was that the officials and members of the Municipal Commission for Food and Nutritional Security, with emphasis on Children and Adolescents -COMUSANNA- in Momostenango, learned about the information management systems of the municipalities of San Juan Ermita and Olopa in the department of Chiquimula, for the implementation of good practices, the use of tools for the collection and analysis of data that allow decision making at the municipal, departmental and national levels.
Say highlights the shared successful experiences, the political commitment of municipal authorities, as well as the active and committed participation of public and private institutions, civil society, among others, that make up the Municipal Commission on Food and Nutritional Security, they are key elements to improve the nutrition of the population.
Mercedes Son, Municipal Director of Momostenango Women of Momostenango municipality, expressed her gratitude to CATIE and the European Union, in the processes aimed at strengthening municipal efforts and public institutionality, through the analysis and use of data, to improve decision-making.
The PiNN project is executed by CATIE, in coordination with the Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security of the Presidency of the Republic (SESAN), with the support of the European Union.