Mexico Without Hunger National Program

General information

It is an Inclusion and Social Welfare Strategy of national scope, which aims to ensure food security and nutrition of 7.01 million Mexicans which currently live in extreme poverty and seeks to contribute to the full exercise of their right to food.

It draws from principles of coordination between different agencies of the Federal Public Administration and through partnerships with civil society and the private sector. It consists of a multi-year basis, it has short-, medium- and long-term objectives in order to assess achievements and identify opportunities, and take precepts of accountability, transparency and responsibility.

Country Mexico
Type Estrategia
Classification Production conditions, Production, Post-production, Income, Food Aid, Domestic trade, Sanitary conditions, Health and nutrition, Emergencies and natural resources
Date 2014 - 2018
Responsible institution

Secretaría de Bienestar (Bienestar)

Related institutions

Inter-sectoral Commission for the Implementation of the Crusade Against Hunger Instancia incluyente para el diálogo entre los sectores público, privado y social para generar acuerdos para fortalecer, complementar y/o mejorar las líneas de acción.

National Council of the Crusade Against Hunger (CNCCH) Tiene por objetivo coordinar, articular y complementar las acciones, programas y recursos necesarios para el cumplimiento de los objetivos previstos.



  1. Zero Hunger based on adequate food and nutrition for people living in extreme multidimensional poverty and lack of access to food.
  2. Reduce acute and chronic child malnutrition and improve indicators of weight and height of children.
  3. Increase food production and income of farmers and small farmers.
  4. Minimize post-harvest losses and of food during storage, transportation, distribution and commercialization.
  5. Promote economic development and employment for the areas of greatest concentration of extreme poverty.
  6. Promote community participation in the eradication of hunger.

Strategic axes:

  • Income: To protect purchasing power and income, employment policies are promoted and transfer programs will be strengthened.
  • Increased food supply: In order to improve the availability, physical access to food production and rural peasant economy will be supported.
  • Access to food: Access to food in strategic locations through marketing and strengthening popular supply networks; promote joint actions with other stakeholders, such as community kitchens, soup kitchens, food stamps and delivery of food pantries.
  • Productive inclusion: Actions in order to support production in areas suffering from low food availability are encouraged: training, strengthening the solidarity economy, entrepreneurship, transfers of productive microcredit aimed at fighting against hunger, and the generation of productive support to priority groups such as indigenous and women.
  • Mobilization and social control: All actions related to the CNCH are subject to transparency and accountability by clearly defining responsibilities of the actors involved.
Normative framework

"Ley General de Desarrollo Social": General Law of Social Development, states that the National Policy for Social Development has, among other objectives, to promote conditions that ensure the enjoyment of social, individual or collective rights, guaranteeing access to social development programs and equality opportunities and, among those rights, is the right to food.

"Art. 178 de la Ley de Desarrollo Rural Sustentable": Art. 178 of the Law of Sustainable Rural Development, which establishes that the State shall establish measures to ensure food supplies and basic and strategic products to the population, promoting their access to disadvantaged social groups and giving priority to national production, in order to contribute to food security.

Target population

It aims to support actions that serve 7.2 million people in extreme poverty and are also in a state of food insecurity.

Number of beneficiaries

Currently 1,012 municipalities. A total of 7.2 million people who are homeless and live with food shortages.