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Colombia es parte de la solución para alimentar al mundo

Alejandro Gamboa Colombia ha sido reconocida por la FAO (Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura) como uno de los 7 países en elmundo con la capacidad para expandir su frontera agrícolay servir como uno de los grandes proveedores de alimentos para el planeta en los próximos años.

APC-Colombia y el BID presentan AGROLAC 2025 en Expo Milán

Bogotá, junio 13 de 2015. AGROLAC 2025, la plataforma de colaboración público-privada que busca afrontar la seguridad alimentaria mundial y apoyar el potencial de la productividad agrícola sostenible en América Latina y el Caribe será presentada por la Agencia Presidencial de Cooperación Internacional de Colombia, APC-Colombia y el BID este sábado 13 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. en el pabellón de Colombia en Expo Milán.

Looking Closely at Value Chain Performance

Growing interest in value chains development has led to a proliferation of tools for value chain analysis, the results of which inform the design of value chain development initiatives. Recent research, however, has pointed to important gaps in the coverage of these tools, such as gender equity and impact assessment. The Value Chain Knowledge […]

Making Partnerships Work for Agricultural Development

by Ruben Echeverria, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) I congratulate the AgroLAC 2025 initiative and would like to offer a few personal comments as a modest contribution to the ongoing dialogue focusing on key aspects for the success of AgroLAC. I enjoyed reading all comments in the blog and I particularly agree with María Beatriz Giraudo on the huge asset we have in many parts of LAC on highly competitive sustainable intensification practices.

Spotlight on Smallholders: Creating Shared Value in Global Supply Chains

by Paul Rice, Fair Trade USA Smallholder farmers are the backbone of our global food systems. According to the FAO, small-scale family farming accounts for 80% of all farms in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yet most smallholders are living in conditions of extreme poverty. Though they’re the most valuable contributor in global supply chains, they’re also the least valued and least understood. That’s why the AgroLAC 2025 platform is unique.

Agricultural Productivity Begins with the Soil Under our Feet

by Margaret Zeigler, Ph.D., Global Harvest Initiative Springtime is here, and in the American heartland farmers are busy preparing their soil and planting crops. And although my childhood summers were spent on a cousin’s farm in Kentucky, my only regular experience with fertilizer these days is the occasional trip to the garden center. I suppose that is why I was surprised to learn recently that half of all crop yields are attributed to fertilizer.

¿Es posible alimentar el mundo y mejorar los suelos al mismo tiempo?

María Beatriz (Pilu) Giraudo, Presidente de Aapresid (Asociación Argentina de Productores en Siembra Directa) La responsabilidad de América Latina y el Caribe como “despensa global” para dar respuesta a la creciente demanda de un mundo en permanente crecimiento es la gran oportunidad de la Región.

Agribusiness Leaders Meet to Advance Global Food Security

Agribusiness Leaders Meet to Advance Global Food Security
SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Nearly 100 international agribusiness leaders gathered in São Paulo, Brazil on March 10th for the inaugural meeting of AgroLAC 2025, a multi-partner funding platform established by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support sustainable agricultural development in Latin America and the Caribbean to […]

Now is the time to spearhead agricultural development in Latin America

by Pedro Suarez, President, Dow Latin America and Dow Brazil With the global population rising from 7 billion to 9 billion by mid-century, the challenge of ensuring food security opens a phenomenal opportunity for us. Latin America is already the largest food exporting region in the world, has a third of the planet’s fresh water resources and more than 25% of its medium and high potential farmland.

AgroLAC 2025 Inaugural Partner & Project Conference

March 10-11 - Sao Paolo, Brazil The AgroLAC 2025 platform's steering committee and collaborative partners gathered to work on project development and for business networking.