National Advocacy in Mexico
Hunger Project partnerships with national leadership ensure the voices of the rural people are taken into account in the creation of the national development policy.
The Hunger Project-Mexico has established a strong voice in encouraging policy makers to adopt socially progressive, empowering strategies nationwide. In 2013, Mexico’s President Nieto appointed our Country Director, Lorena Vazquez Ordaz to the high profile National Council of the Crusade Against Hunger. Prior to the announcement of the Crusade, the Office of the President invited The Hunger Project to recommend key objectives to be included in the strategy. Our chief recommendations included adopting the Scaling-Up Nutrition campaign to eliminate childhood malnutrition, building the capacity of small-scale rural farmers with a focus on women, and promoting effective community partnership with government — all now reflected in the Crusade’s strategic priorities.
Furthermore, The Hunger Project is one of 10 non-governmental organizations invited to serve on the Consultative Council to the National Ministry of Social Development, ensuring that voices of the rural people are taken into account in the creation of the national development policy.