Brazil: MDGs beyond averages: Promoting Food Security and Nutrition for Indigenous Children in Brazil
The programme's goal is to support existing national policies and local actions for the improvement of food and nutritional security of indigenous children in the regions of Dourados (MS) and Alto Rio Solimões (AM), Brazil.
The programme is focused on: (i) promoting access to public programmes and services, with the aim of reducing cases of malnutrition and the infant mortality rate; and (ii) promoting the sustainability of production and access to food by strengthening local productive systems that rely on and respect the food and economic culture of the target communities.
All initiatives rely on full participation from the communities and public agents. Crosscutting actions to empower Indigenous communities, leaders and organizations, and strengthen public capacities are being developed.
The Joint Programme in action
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Actions were taken to support breastfeeding and supplementary feeding, with the potential to become pilot programs.
- Knowledge exchange among indigenous and non-indigenous peoples regarding health, rights, and culture.
- Reinforcement of the nutrition surveillance system.