Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:May 2019
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:Comité Técnico Interinstitucional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional [Inter-institutional Technical Committee on Food and Nutrition Security – COTISAN]
Country nutrition status
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
- Speeding up the implementation of the Action Plan for Nutrition in Honduras (PANH) 2020–2030, which aims to reduce all forms of malnutrition.
- Consolidating the National Food and Nutrition Security System (SINASAN) as a permanent mechanism for effective coordination, in line with the priorities established in the 2030 National Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Strategy (PyENSAN).
- Speeding up the implementation of the Food and Nutrition Security Information Monitoring and Evaluation System (SISESAN).
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
Honduras has a Food and Nutrition Security Policy in addition to its PANH 2020–2030, which has an estimated budget, though this has not yet been allocated. Work will therefore be undertaken to identify investments from both the Government and international investment agencies that can help implement the plan. During 2021, foundations were laid for the implementation of the National Food and Nutrition Education Strategy. The EUROSAN Local Development (DeL) Budgetary Support Programme has been implemented for nutrition planning and investment at the local level.
In 2021, work was carried out to strengthen relationships with nutrition-related institutions, academia, cooperation agencies, civil society and central and regional governments (municipalities and municipal associations), with a view to prioritizing budgetary investments aimed at addressing the main needs set out in the action plan of the 2030 PyENSAN. Within the context of the Food Systems Summit and Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, held in 2021, the various nutrition-related sectors aligned their priorities to set national commitments for food systems and nutrition.
In 2021, actions adapted to the local environment were implemented, which could be scalable to the national level. The following tools were developed within the context of the municipal development plans: the Methodological Guide for the Territorial Management of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy, and Guidelines for Investment in Food and Nutrition Security at the Municipal Level. Innovative food and nutrition security initiatives with young university students were also improved.
Honduras has a governance system established by law. The year 2021 is used as a reference year given that SINASAN bodies, such as the Inter-institutional Technical Committee on Food and Nutrition Security (COTISAN), regional round tables (subnational spaces) for food and nutrition security and the National Food and Nutrition Security Council (CONASAN) have become spaces for implementing actions related to the design and approval of commitments made at the Food Systems and N4G Summits. This has made it possible to improve decision-making as well as coordination mechanisms within SINASAN.
2021 shared country good practice
Honduras has a food and nutrition security governance mechanism that operates on three levels: political, technical and social oversight. This system is a consultative and decision-making body for the implementation of policies and action plans, the action plan of the 2030 PyENSAN and the PANH 2020–2030.