Green Climate Fund accredits IICA to implement climate resilient agriculture projectsIICA can apply for financial instruments to carry out initiatives that are part of the climate planning efforts of its Member States.
Producers, vendors and civil society mobilize to underpin value of sustainable livestock productionThe event underscored the activity’s essential role in food security and economic and social development and defined messages on the importance of livestock breeding for global food security ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit.
Sixteen key messages that united the countries of the Americas on the road to the UN Food Systems SummitThe messages define agriculture as a fundamental activity in eradicating poverty, driving rural development and protecting the natural environment, and they advocate that special attention be placed on vulnerable rural populations in the Caribbean and the Northern Triangle of Central America. Moreover, they emphasize the role of agriculture and farmers as an essential and central link in food systems, as well as the need to bolster national science and technology systems to capitalize on new opportunities.
Food Systems Summit: the Americas make progress in defining unified messages that highlight the role of agricultureThe dialogue was divided into four work groups that discussed different aspects of the positions the region will take at the UN global meeting. The meeting will seek to establish commitments and global measures to transform food systems, not only to eradicate hunger, but also to reduce the incidence of foodborne diseases and promote greater conservation of natural resources.
Speaking on Brazilian TV, the Director of Chile’s INIA said that the pandemic demonstrated to the world the importance of agriculture to people’s livesThe pandemic has revealed that building more sustainable production systems is possible, as is underway across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Food Systems Summit: an opportunity for Latin America and the Caribbean to show the world the sustainability of its agricultureThe Symposium featured more than 15 panel discussions, in which topics such as the importance of bioeconomy and its role in the region’s development were addressed, together with the strategies to eradicate malnutrition in vulnerable sectors and the new trends of global consumers, which have been accelerated by the impact of the pandemic.