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Social Protection Programs in Suriname Measures to combat poverty. Hendrik Soerat Setrowidjojo Minister of Social Affairs & Public Housing (SOZAVO) Republic of Suriname.

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social protection programs in suriname measures to combat poverty

Social Protection Programsin SurinameMeasures to combat poverty

Hendrik Soerat Setrowidjojo

Minister of Social Affairs & Public Housing (SOZAVO)

Republic of Suriname

  • SECOND MEETING OF MINISTERS AND HIGH AUTHORITIES OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT “Strengthening and sustaining social protection systems”
  • July 7- 9, 2010 – CALI, COLOMBIA
overview
Overview
  • Brief introduction Suriname
  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Public Housing
  • Combating poverty through food security
  • Challenges and advantages
combating poverty through food security
Combating poverty through food security
  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Public Housing:

- Food for Kids

  • Ministry of Education:

- School Feeding project

  • Ministry of Regional Development:

- Department of Agricultural Development in the Interior”

  • Ministry of Planning:

- National Rice Program

poverty and food security
Poverty and food security
  • Ministry of Agriculture:

- Establish a National Food Authority

- Reorganization of the Agriculture Study

- Private sector development on promoting agro-

entrepreneurship

- Fifth agricultural national counting

- Agricultural creditfacility

- Draft framework for Commidity Board Fishery

- Fishery Quality Control

- Establishment Fishery station

- Awareness on profitable and sustainable agricultural

production

challenges and advantages
Challenges and advantages
  • ADVANTAGES:
  • International rise of the demand of Bio energy
  • International rise of the demand of food & food products

CHALLENGES:

  • Unreliable weather
  • Inefficient production, processing en operation of the market.
  • Significant discrepancies on income generation within the sector
  • Basic agricultural facilities s.a. land titles and infrastructure are moderately in place.
  • Low status of sector:

- minor participation in agricultural education