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Producción y Distribución Venezolana de Alimentos (PDVAL)
State-owned enterprise (Public)
Key people
Rafael Ramírez, President - Hugo Chávez
ParentPetróleos de Venezuela S.A.
PDVAL food distributor.

Producción y Distribución Venezolana de Alimentos (PDVAL) is a nationwide food supply network in Venezuela. It was created by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) in response to the high food demand and presumed stockpiling by private food sectors, creating food shortage.[1] Along with the related Mission Mercal, it was started following the Venezuelan general strike of 2002–2003, which saw concerns about corporate control of food distribution.

PDVAL's goal is to distribute basic goods such as meat, milk, chicken and other goods which prices are regulated by the government.


From June 2010, PDVAL started being administrated by the Vicepresidency of Venezuela after the discovery of tons of decomposed food supplies around the country.[2] Government opposition denounced the finding of thousands of containers with a total of 130.000 tons of decomposed supplies.[3]


  1. ^ Venezuela: Combatting food shortages Archived 2008-02-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "PDVAL pasa a la Vicepresidencia de la República". Frecuencia Mágica FM (in Spanish). 23 June 2010. Archived from the original on 27 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
  3. ^ "terra venezuela: Carlos Osorio es designado como nuevo ministro de Alimentación". Terra. Retrieved 28 March 2014.