for the Implementation and Coordination of the Agreements on Agriculture and
The GRICA is a hemispheric forum comprising the
Ministerial Delegates of Agriculture and Rural Life
appointed by the 34 Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas.
In preparation for this forum, which is usually held prior to the Ministerial
Meeting, the Ministerial Delegates draw up and share with the Technical
Secretariat the national reports on progress and challenges, which the
Secretariat draws on to prepare the Base Document for the Hemispheric Dialogue,
on which the discussions and the search for consensus during the GRICA meetings
During the meetings, the Base Document is discussed in detail in order to arrive
at consensus on actions, strategies and implementation and follow-up measures,
which are used to update the AGRO 2003-2015 Plan for the following biennium.
Thus, the Forum promotes the participation of countries and ensures the
relevance and legitimacy of the strategic decisions reached by the ministers at
the Ministerial Meetings.
* Description of GRICA meeting held to date