• Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas

Promoting competitive and sustainable agriculture in the Americas

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United States, None
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A panel of experts will discuss the issue of agricultural productivity. At the forum, entitled "Promoting a competitive, sustainable, and inclusive productivity: an opportunity for agriculture of the Americas", issues as resilience, agricultural health and food safety, competitivity, inclusion and family agriculture will be discussed.



Wednesday, 21 October - Mexico TimeActivitySpeakers
08:30-08:40Welcoming Remarks José Calzada Rovirosa, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico
08:40-09:10Presentation on the “4 per 1000” initiative for the management of carbon gasesCatherine Geslain-Laneelle, Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry of France
09:10-09:40Report on the “Hemispheric Forum on National Agricultural Health and Food Safety Services in the Face of Challenges posed by International Trade”, Brasilia, 2-3 September 2015Kátia Abreu, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil
10:10-10:40Recommendations of the technical document “Towards Competitive, Sustainable and Inclusive Productivity: Opportunity for Agriculture in the Americas”Víctor M. Villalobos, Director General of IICA
11:10-12:40Discussion on Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural ProductivityModerator: Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico. Experts: ־ Tabaré Aguerre, Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay ־ Jessica Mahalingappa, United States Department of State, USDA ־ Julio Berdegué, Latin-American Centre for Rural Development ־ José María Sumpsi, Polytechnic University of Madrid ־ Armando Paredes, APAL Agroindustries Ltd.
14:40-17:45Discussion and comments among heads of delegation
17:45 -18:00Conclusions of the ForumSecretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico
18:00-18:30Outlook for agriculture and rural development in the Americas: A perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2015-2016ECLAC, FAO and IICA officials
Comments by Member StatesHeads of delegation

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