The IDB, Business and Environmental Leaders Unite to Advance Latin American Agriculture for Global Food Security

Leaders from agribusiness and the environmental movement convened to launch a new public-private funding platform to boost sustainable agricultural development in Latin American and Caribbean region and advance the region’s role as a global breadbasket.

Established by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and with initial support from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), a global science and technology company, the AgroLAC 2025 platform is a response to the widely-held view that Latin America has the water, the land and the necessary innovation to vastly expand its farm output sustainably and without requiring any new net habitat loss. The initiative’s goal will be to establish the region as a key part of the solution to food security concerns in light of a global population that is expected to grow from seven billion to nearly 10 billion people by mid-century.

Read the entire news release and access translations on the IDB website.