The Hemispheric Ministerial Agreements (HMAs) on Agriculture and Rural Life are decisions on strategic aspects of agriculture and rural life in the Americas that the Ministers take by consensus.The formation of the Agreements start within the Member States through a Ministerial Process which includes national consultations to generate proposals to be shared with the other Member States.
Based on these national proposals, the Member States enter into a dialogue by the Ministerial Delegates of 34 countries, to negotiate and reach hemispheric consensus on the draft text of each strategic action and measures of implementation and follow-up included in the agreements.The political strength of the HMAs was reaffirmed when the Member States were adopted as official documents of the Process.
The Heads of State and Government take them into consideration when drawing up their declarations and action plans, as has been recently the case of the Declaration of Port of Spain.
1Ministerial Agreement of Jamaica
1Ministerial Agreement of Guatemala
1Ministerial Agreement of Guayaquil1Preparation for the Fourth Ministerial Meeting 1Information System for following up on the AGRO Plan 1Ministerial Proposal for the Fourth Summit of the Americas
1AGRO 2003-2015 Plan for Agriculture and Rural Life in the Americas 1Implementation and follow up of the AGRO 2003-2015 Plan
1Declaration of Bavaro for the improvement of agriculture and rural life in the Americas