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The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), created by Decree No. 218-96, in accordance with the sectoral framework established in the Law on Modernization and Development of the Agricultural Sector and the Government Plan for the period 2002-2006, The objective is to ensure that national agricultural production is competitive, sustainable and capable of insertion into the international economy, responding to the needs of the internal market and integrating into a human, social and environmental development based on self-management, The gender equity approach and the sustainable management of natural resources.
In this context, the SAG plays a triple role in the Public Administration, since it coordinates the planning and execution of the Agricultural Public Sector Policy, also fulfills functions that are directed to the agricultural production areas of the country and represents this Regional and international level. At the sectoral level, SAG coordinates aspects related to sectoral policies that are implemented by institutions that make up the Agricultural Public Sector, specifically those related to land tenure, rural finance, commercialization, forestry, agricultural production and rural and forestry development.
At the institutional level, SAG intervenes through its Directorates-General and the Programs and Projects implemented in the short, medium and long term, which incorporate quantifiable and measurable indicators for the evaluation of the same. At the regional and global levels, the SAG is a member of a number of organizations, including the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC), the Tropical Agronomy Center (CATIE), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the The United Nations for Agriculture and Food (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).