Nicaragua Extends Benefits of Food Security to More Families
Havana, August 20 (RHC) -- More families in Nicaragua will receive the benefits of a food production bond given by the government this week, in a bid to continue reducing malnutrition and poverty.
Coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario Murillo, said the aid consists of animals for domestic breeding, seeds and other agricultural inputs to inhabitants of various regions of the country.
The official said that more than 100,000 women have received the benefits of the fund that is part of the Zero Hunger program, which encourages development of the local economy, mainly in rural areas.
The Sandinista government hopes that farm households are able to be self-sufficient in meat, milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables and cereals in the short term, as part of the national food security strategy.