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Hemispheric Agriculture Ministers to Meet Early in September

Agriculture ministers of the Americas, including the Caribbean, will meet early next month to discuss threats to trade and the contribution of the sector to the post coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic recovery efforts.


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the meeting titled “Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: The engine of development in the Americas” will be held in the framework of the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas, at which the Inter-American Board of Agriculture, the highest governing body of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), will also hold its regular meeting.

It said at the conference, the ministers of agriculture of the Inter-American System’s 34 member states will be addressed by the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed, as well as Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy to the UN Food Systems Summit, who will inform on the course of action of the global forum scheduled to begin on September 23 in New York.

IICA Director General, Manuel Otero, will report to the ministers on his term as director of the hemispheric organization specialized in rural and agricultural development and will refer to the new challenges facing the sector and the tools made available by technical cooperation to tackle them.

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