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Mexico's Crusade Against Hunger Doesn't Work to Eliminate Food Poverty

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February 20, 2016

The 2013 launch was attended by Guatemala President Otto Fernando Pérez Molina (L), who congratulated Peña Nieto for his leadership. (The News)

The National Crusade Against Hunger has not met its target due to flaws in the design of the strategy. So concluded the Superior Auditor of the Federation (ASF) following a performance review.

According to the auditing agency, the shortcomings of the Crusade prevent verifying whether it helps Mexicans in food poverty. i.e., those with the inability to obtain the basic food basket, have more and better access to food.

The recommendations of the ASF includes the need to improve the objective of the National Crusade Against Hunger, because given the way it currently operates, there is no way to measure its performance in reducing hunger.

In January 2013, President Enrique Peña Nieto presented, the National Crusade Against Hunger as his main strategy for social policy management. He described it as a strategy of "social policy that is comprehensive and participatory", leaving behind public assistance measures that only "distribute food to those who lack it."

Three years later, the FSA concluded that

"shortcomings in the implementation, targeting and coordination of actions in the framework of the National Crusade Against Hunger do not permit verifynig how much access to food and other social rights has been guaranteed to the 7.0 million people in extreme food poverty; thus, there is no guarantee that it contributed to the eradication of the prevalence of the number of people in that condition."

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