SAFE and the future of sustainable coffee

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.

Trends, Sources, and Solutions for Agriculture’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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.

The AgroLAC 2025 Story

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?

Sustainable Agriculture is Key to Food Security

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.