By Alejandro Escobar A., Lead Specialist, Multilateral Investment Fund of the IDB Group - It has been two and a half years now since the MIF first sat at the table with Starbucks, Keurig Green Mountain and Farmers Brothers to discuss the future of coffee in Latin America.
Increasing the productivity of agricultural systems without affecting natural resources is a major challenge. That's why FONTAGRO is encouraging innovations that promote the sustainable intensification of agriculture while lessening the impact on the environment, especially on soils and water.
The Latin America Conservation Council Working Group visited the Green Growth Compact in Pará, Brazil, on March 17-19, 2017.
Agrimonitor is the IDB's Producer Support Estimates (PSE) country-level database for LAC countries.
By Paul C West, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, @coolfireecology - Farming and climate are tightly connected. Climate change is projected to decrease crop yields in many regions of the world and boost them in others.
by Ginya Truitt Nakata, AgroLAC 2025 coordinator - As the IDB officer responsible for agriculture-related partnerships, let me begin by raising a question that has frustrated me for years. If the goal is to sustainably #feedthe9 by 2050, why isn’t Latin America and Caribbean front-and-center as a way to achieve it?
by Nancy Stetson, U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security - Ensuring food security and eliminating hunger and malnutrition are essential to the achievement of peace, security, economic growth and sustainable development, and the promotion of dignity and hope in every society. The United States is committed to improving global food security and ending malnutrition.
The next Collaborating Partner meeting for AgroLAC 2025 will be held in Cali, Colombia, hosted by CIAT, March 30-Apr 1.
March 3, 2016 – Washington, DC - The AgroLAC 2025 platform’s Steering Committee will met at IDB Headquarters in Washington.
March 1-2, 2016 - Ginya Truitt Nakata of the IDB will moderate a panel to discuss AgroLAC 2025 at the 2016 Cracking the Nut conference in Washington, DC.