A panel of experts will discuss the issue of agricultural productivity. At the forum, entitled "Promoting a competitive, sustainable, and inclusive productivity: an opportunity for agriculture of the Americas", issues as resilience, agricultural health and food safety, competitivity, inclusion and family agriculture will be discussed.
|Wednesday, 21 October - Mexico Time||Activity||Speakers|
|08:30-08:40||Welcoming Remarks||José Calzada Rovirosa, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico|
|08:40-09:10||Presentation on the “4 per 1000” initiative for the management of carbon gases||Catherine Geslain-Laneelle, Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry of France|
|09:10-09:40||Report on the “Hemispheric Forum on National Agricultural Health and Food Safety Services in the Face of Challenges posed by International Trade”, Brasilia, 2-3 September 2015||Kátia Abreu, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil|
|10:10-10:40||Recommendations of the technical document “Towards Competitive, Sustainable and Inclusive Productivity: Opportunity for Agriculture in the Americas”||Víctor M. Villalobos, Director General of IICA|
|11:10-12:40||Discussion on Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Productivity||Moderator: Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico. Experts: ־ Tabaré Aguerre, Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay ־ Jessica Mahalingappa, United States Department of State, USDA ־ Julio Berdegué, Latin-American Centre for Rural Development ־ José María Sumpsi, Polytechnic University of Madrid ־ Armando Paredes, APAL Agroindustries Ltd.|
|14:40-17:45||Discussion and comments among heads of delegation|
|17:45 -18:00||Conclusions of the Forum||Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico|
|18:00-18:30||Outlook for agriculture and rural development in the Americas: A perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2015-2016||ECLAC, FAO and IICA officials|
|Comments by Member States||Heads of delegation|
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