Sustainable agriculture, climate change, strategies to end hunger, food security, inequality, and family farming are some of the topics in the agenda of the 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Agriculture (FAO).
The meeting takes place in Montego, Jamaica. Ivannia Quesada, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, will discuss agriculture adapted to climate change and on behalf of Costa Rica and the country’s achievements in this area. Quesada was appointed as Vice President of the Conference, which is recognition to Costa Rica’s leadership in sustainable production.
The Regional Representative of FAO, Julio Berdegué, estimated that the total participation will be around 250 people, twice the average number of past conferences, and includes 50 observers, even from other United Nations agencies.
This demonstrates at least two things: the concern of the countries regarding the unprecedented fact, not seen in two decades, of the increase in hunger, obesity and rural poverty, and it is also an acknowledgment of the work that FAO has been doing together with the countries in the last two years,”
The Costa Rican delegation is headed by the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, who will have the support of diplomatic staff of the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to FAO and other United Nations organizations based in Rome.
The Conference began on March 5th and will end on March 8th.