Inflation has put even the most basic foods beyond the reach of many households. Many families spend more than half of their income on food. The higher prices are forcing them to choose between food and rent and medicine.
This 10-minute video — “Central America without Hunger: What is the Best Approach to Make It Happen?” — highlights the food and nutrition challenges facing the region and how they can be addressed.
Unfortunately, countries keep subsidizing products of low nutritious content, favoring staple foods over fresh produce. This has a negative effect on nutrition and dietary diversity, often where they are most needed.