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Ministry of Agriculture

The roles of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock are set out in the Regulations of the Executive and special laws. Its general functions are:  

  • Develop, direct and control the political development of the agricultural sector; assess the impact of their implementation, as well as the impact of macroeconomic policies in the sector.  
  • Coordinate the implementation of policies that relate to public sector agriculture.  
  • Propose the agricultural sector legislation and issue the necessary rules for compliance with them. 
  • Control the enforcement of the agricultural sector and promote the participation of operators in the economic and social development of the country
  • Monitor and evaluate agricultural damages/losses after natural disasters 
  • Services: agricultural information, support for rural development, development of agricultural infrastructure, agricultural education, management of fisheries and aquaculture, guidance of agribusiness, guidance forestry and irrigation, health protection, legal certainty agricultural, technological transformation 

Main UN counterparts in Country: WFP, FAO 

Other Governmental counterparts: IICA 

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK (MAG) Address: Final 1ª. Av. Norte, 13 calle Oriente y Avenida Manuel Gallardo, Santa Tecla. La Libertad 
 

Name: Mr. Orestes Ortez 

Title: Agriculture and Livestock Minister 

E-mail: info@mag.gob.sv 

Tel. (503) 2210-1700, ext.2355 

Tel. (503) 2210-1755 Min. Off. 

Fax (503) 2534-9850 Min. Off. 

www.mag.gob.sv 


Ministry of Finance

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE Boulevard "Los Héroes" No. 1231, San Salvador, El Salvador , C.A.  
 

Name: Mr. Nelson Eduardo Fuentes Menjivar 

Title: Finance Minister 

Tel. (503) 2244-3000 PBX  

       (503) 2244-3002 Min. Off. 

      (503) 2225 – 8175 building 

Fax (503) 2225-7491 Min. Offi. 

www.mh.gob.sv 

 

Summary of Role and Services: 

  • Carry out technical assessment of economic projects or programs pre-investment and public investment requiring funding of public money and other powers as are prescribed by law or regulation. Within the powers previously understood, especially the incumbent Deputy Minister of Finance, there are following:  
  • Management of revenue, including Internal Revenue and Customs;  
  • Handle the budget, including special budgets;  
  • Management of funds;  
  • Management information system required for relations with the International Monetary Fund; 
  • Ministry of administrative management, including matters relating to buildings and equipment; 
  • Monitor and evaluate the overall damages/losses after natural disasters; 
  • Management of FOPROMID fund (Civil Protection and Military Fund for Disaster management). 

 

Ministry of Public Health

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MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

Calle Arce No.827 ,San Salvador, El Salvador  

Name: Dra. Elvia Violeta Menjivar 

Title: Health Minister 

 

Tel.: (503) 2591-7000 PBX 

        (503) 2202-7334 /35 Min. Off. 

       (503) 2222 – 2048 Building 

Fax: (503) 2221-0985 Min. Off. 

Email: vmenjivar@salud.gob.sv 

www.mspas.gob.sv 

 

Summary of Role and Services: 

The below list describes the information on the formalities or services that the Ministry of Public Health offers in relation to the supervision and control of food and beverages.  
 
1. Rates of payment for services.  
2. Extension certification free sale.  
3. Registration health and / or renewal of imported foods and beverages.  
4. Registration health and / or renovation of food and beverages.  
5. Authorization to import food, raw materials and food additives.  
6. Recognition of Health Register for Members of the Customs Union.  
7. Provides permissions to users to produce or import alcohol.  
8. It provides technical opinion on the conditions of handling and storage of chemicals.  
9. Provides permissions to install and operate Extended Health by health units. 

The Ministry is also in charge to monitor the increase of diseases in emergency situations, being part of the Emergency Technical Health Commission.  

Main UN counterparts in Country: PAHO (WHO) 


OIRSA 

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OIRSA (International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health) 

Final Pasaje Isolde, Calle Ramón Belloso 1,Colonia Escalón, San Salvador, El Salvador, Centroamérica 
 

Name: Mr. Edwin Mauricio Aragón Rojas 

Title: Representative 

 

Tel.: (503) 2209-9200 Ext 102        

(Dir. Office)  

        (503) 2228-7841/7899 

Email: comunicaciones@oirsa.org 

Fax: (503) 2263-1128 

oirsa@oirsa.org 

www.oirsa.org 

 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Oirsa strategy recognizes the importance of working to strengthen, maintain and manage an information system on agricultural health and food safety; for the prevention, control and eradication of pests and diseases, facilitating agricultural trade and knowledge of current legislation.  

As a cooperating agency, OIRSA is interested in promoting strategic alliances with networks of producers, exporters, academies, unions and professional associations and similar institutions (both locally and internationally), whose assistance will produce greater benefits for agricultural health and food safety in the region and boost the chances of productive agricultural sector. 

All incoming food to El Salvador must be inspected and cleared by OIRSA. 


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS  

Calle El Pedregal, Blvd. Cancillería. Ciudad Merliot, Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador. C.A. 

Name: Mr. Hugo Roger Martínez Bonilla 

Title: Minister of Foreign Affairs 

Tel.:  (503) 2231 1001 

Fax: (503) 2231-1180 

Email: webmaster@rree.gob.sv 

www.rree.gob.sv  

 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Provide guidance and support to the Humanitarian organizations for what regards to bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreements/MoUs/contracts with Government institutions. 

It is the main counterpart for the import/export of commodities/items/equipment in/out of the country. 

Consular services, scholarships, authenticates govt. documents, step visas for foreigners, libraries, step income for Salvadorans, historical archive. 


Secretariat for Social Inclusion – Division of Food Assistance 

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Secretariat for Social Inclusion – Division of Food Assistance 

17 Avenida Norte Edif 1 er Nvl C Gobierno 

Name: Tania Cedillos 

Title: Executive Director SIS 

Name: Ms. Wendy Rogel de Fuentes   

Title: Director of DAA 

Email: 

wdefuentes@inclusionsocial.gob.sv 

atencion@inclusionsocial.gob.sv 

Tel.: (503) 2244-2700  

        (Direction Office) 

        (503) 2521 – 9100 

Fax: (503)2281-0058 

        (503) 2264-3152 

www.presidencia.gob.sv/inclusionsocial/ 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Responsible for coordinating humanitarian food assistance in country. Through DAA manages the 4 Government warehouses in Zapotitan, Santa Ana, San Rafael Cedros and San Miguel. It provides assistance to vulnerable groups and emergency response rations. 

 

Secretariat  for Vulnerability Issues – Civil Protection 

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Secretariat  for Vulnerability Issues – Civil Protection 

15 Avenida Norte y 9ª. Calle Poniente, Torre del Ministerio de Gobernación, Centro de Gobierno, San Salvador, El Salvador, Centro América. 

Name: Mr. Jorge Antonio Meléndez 

Title: Director 

Email: director@proteccioncivil.gob.sv  

Building E-mail: prensa@proteccioncivil.gob.sv 

Tel.: (503) 2527-7122  
Fax: (503) 2527-7123   

 

 

www.proteccioncivil.gob.sv 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Through the Civil Protection is responsible for the Emergency Technical Commissions for: 

  • Shelter 
  • Infrastructure 
  • Logistics 
  • Health 
  • Security 
  • Emergency services 


FUSADES

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FUSADES  

Boulevard y Urbanización Santa Elena ,Antiguo Cuscatlán, La libertad, El Salvador 

 

Name: Ms. Flor de María Sosa de Mendoza 

Title: Lab Director 

Name: Mr. José Angel Quirós 

Title: Executive Director 

Tel.:  (503) 2248-5600 PBX 

Fax:  (503) 2278-3356 

Tel.:  (503) 2248-5681 Lab Off. 

Fax: (503) 2248-5669 Lab Off. 

Email: laboratorio@fusades.org.sv 

http://fusades.org/

 

 

Summary of Role and Services: 

The Quality Laboratory Comprehensive FUSADES is a research centre and laboratory services whose objective is to contribute to sustainable development of El Salvador. It is a key support for the agricultural sector, food and beverages sector and in the area of environment. 
 
Analysis services and technical assistance offered by its five units:  
 
Soil, Water and Foliar;  
Phytopathology and Entomology;  
Waste;  
Microbiology;  
Physical and Chemical food;


The research centre has capacity to perform more than 300 types of analysis.  


CEN - POSCO

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CEN - POSCO 

Name:  

Mr. Edgar Morales Barahona  

Title: General Manager 

Tel. & Fax: (503) 2262-1510 

Cell.:  (503) 7643-4871 

Email: cenposco@yahoo.com

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Summary of Role and Services: 

Supervise and certify the quality and quality (Q&Q) of the food at origin in Country and upon to the arrival to the different warehouses. 


For more information, please see the following link: 4.3 El Salvador Laboratory and Quality Testing Company Contact List