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Colombia Country Strategic Plan (2017-2021)

Countries: Colombia | Operations ID: CO01 | Operations type: Country Strategic Plan (CSP)

Country Strategic Plan approved at EB.1/2017, revised as per BR 01 in July 2017.

WFP’s strategy in Colombia is based on the premise that supporting the Government in reaching Sustainable Development Goals 17 and 2, while contributing to other goals, will achieve an inclusive peace. Negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia highlighted the importance of food security, rural development and “leaving no one behind”. WFP’s strategy is aligned with emerging priorities of the Government to address humanitarian, recovery, development and technical assistance needs and contribute to peace and reintegration. WFP will support the Government’s peacebuilding work with a view to achieving sustainable solutions for victims of the conflict. 

High malnutrition rates, especially among indigenous populations, constitute immediate challenges to achieving the Government’s commitment to eradicating chronic malnutrition by 2025. WFP will address food insecurity and malnutrition through increased access to remote rural populations, especially communities that have been marginalized for years. Special attention will be given to victims of violence, particularly vulnerable ethnic groups,  women, girls and boys. Gender-transformative and protection actions will be emphasized in all activities.

WFP’s added value is its ability to reach vulnerable people in remote areas with resilience-building activities that are gender-sensitive and nutrition-sensitive. WFP will work with other United Nations agencies to achieve synergies, prevent duplication and maximize positive outcomes. WFP’s work towards the following five strategic outcomes will include capacity strengthening and the provision of food and cash transfers: 

Local governments and civil society have strengthened capacities to implement accountable programmes that contribute to reducing food insecurity and malnutrition.

Victims of violence, marginalized communities and ethnic populations have adequate access at all times to nutritious foods and diversified diets, and are enabled to establish or improve their livelihoods.

Communities and families have strengthened capacities to prevent malnutrition, leaving nobody behind in marginalized urban and remote rural areas.

Smallholder farmers enhance their production and marketing capacities sustainably.

Ethnic rural communities in vulnerable areas have increased capacity to recover from shocks and adapt to climate change.