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Un ejemplo concreto de cooperación para la innovación de la agricultura familiar en América Latina y el Caribe

Dr. Hugo Li Pun es Secretario Ejecutivo de FONTAGRO - Deseamos felicitar al BID, a The Nature Conservancy y a los miembros fundadores de AgroLAC 2025 por su lanzamiento en el Foro Económico Mundial en New York. Durante el mismo se estableció el ambiente y el nivel adecuado para una iniciativa exitosa, con la participación de socios claves del sector público y privado.

Native Potato: Colors with Identity

FONTAGRO promotes the native potato and its economic and cultural significance in the Andean Region.

A strategy for sustainable intensification of agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Martin Kropff, CIMMYT -- With the looming challenge of feeding nine billion people in 2050, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) fully supports the clear recommendations put forward by the AgroLAC 2025 Initiative for policies to help Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) sustainably realize the potential of its outstanding natural resources.

The IDB, Business and Environmental Leaders Unite to Advance LAC 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.

Partners Launch Sustainable Agriculture Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean

Key partners in development will meet in New York City on Sunday, September 27 to launch AgroLAC 2025, a funding platform aimed at boosting the productivity, performance and environmental sustainability of agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Giving U.S. restaurants the chance to savor native maize from Mexico’s low income farming communities

Farmers in the Central Valley, the Southern Highlands and the Oaxaca coast are participating in joint programs with MasAgro (the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture program) to improve native maize. The grain produced has found a new niche market in exclusive restaurants offering fine cuisine in Mexico and the United States.

Desde América Latina a su mesa: Seguridad alimentaria

Bernardo Guillamon, Inter-American Development Bank (English translation to follow) - Es la tierra de empanadas, arroz y frijoles, y maduros; arepas, ceviche, pão de quiejo, dulce de leche y alfajores. Pero la contribución de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) a las mesas del mundo va mucho más allá de antojitos regionales, ofreciendo también algo muy esencial para el desarrollo continuo de nuestro planeta. ¿Entonces—que hay en el menú, exactamente?

Feeding the World – And Saving It

Mark R. Tercek, The Nature Conservancy - As the world's population quickly approaches 9 billion people, the pressure on both natural areas and agricultural lands will be more and more intense. It has never been more important for conservation and agriculture to work together. And these two fields are less at odds than some might think.

Official Launch of AgroLAC 2025

September 27, 2015 World Economic Forum USA Headquarters, New York, NY AgroLAC 2025 Steering Committee members and other partners will gather to formally launch this innovative new multi-donor thematic funding platform to advance sustainable agricultural growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Attendance is by invitation only.

Closing the Income Gap for Smallholder Farmers

Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International With approximately 15 million family farms in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), it is heartening to witness the launch of AgroLAC 2025 to support sustainable agricultural practices in the region. As the global population soars, with growth particularly concentrated in urban areas, the need for smart agriculture investments is of the utmost importance. The world will soon turn to the smallholder farmers of LAC – a valuable, under-tapped resource – to improve global food security.