World: IICA and permanent missions of 15 countries of the Americas to the WTO highlight sustainable agriculture practices

Updated Oct 2, 2023
Within the framework of the Public Forum of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the permanent missions of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), organized in Geneva the event “Harnessing the Potential of Latin America: Pioneering Sustainable Agriculture to Guarantee World Food Security.”
The activity had as panelists Daniel Legarda, Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries of Ecuador; Carla Caballeros, Executive Director of the Chamber of Agriculture of Guatemala; Paulina Carrasco, dairy producer and President of the Association of Milk Producers of the Los Ríos Region of Chile; and Ana María Schmidt, producer and exporter of organic coffee from Finca Montealegre, in El Salvador. The moderation was Gloria Abraham, IICA international consultant and advisor and former Minister of Agriculture and Livestock and former Ambassador to the WTO of Costa Rica. During the event, the essential role that Latin America plays and will continue to play in guaranteeing food security and nutrition at a global level was highlighted, with the forecast that the region will concentrate 25% of the net value of world exports of products. agriculture and fishing in 2028. With enormous wealth in natural resources and biodiversity, which includes almost 40% of the ...
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