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2021 Food Systems Summit

The United Nations Food Systems Summit will be held in 2021 to raise awareness and establish global commitments and measures that transform food systems, with a view to eradicating hunger, reducing diet-related diseases and protecting the planet.

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    The 2021 Food Systems Summit: an opportunity for the Americas to showcase the efficiency and productivity of its agriculture sector

    Argentina’s Permanent Representative to the UN, María del Carmen Squeff (second, above), addressed the XV Meeting of IICA’s High-Level Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas and urged the countries in the hemisphere to actively participate in the dialogues and various activities in preparation for the Summit.
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    Ministers of Agriculture of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay agree to coordinate actions ahead of the UN Summit and to support the reelection of the IICA Director General

    The ministers expressed their support in a meeting of the Southern Agricultural Council (CAS, in Spanish). They also requested that IICA prepare a report on the sustainability of livestock production systems in the region and agreed to mobilize “all technical and diplomatic resources” to ensure that the voice of South America is heard at the UN Food Systems Summit. The Director General of IICA offered to establish linkages between the Andean Region, Caribbean, Central America and North America to help unify their position.
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    Agriculture in the Americas will play a key role in post-pandemic global recovery due to its production potential

    During a hemispheric meeting organized by Peru with support from IICA and FAO, the ministers and secretaries of Agriculture of the Americas reached consensus on the key role of agriculture and producers and called for decisive actions to support St. Vincent and the Grenadines following the volcanic eruptions that are threatening food security.
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    IICA strengthens support for the Central American Agricultural Council and further endorses regional integration

    According to Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, the agreement through which IICA supports the Executive Secretariat of the Council will be extended for another four years, which will allow for undertaking larger-scale projects to strengthen Central American agriculture.
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    Experts at a Council of the Americas seminar maintained that farmers should be prioritized in discussions about the future of food systems

    The participants included Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Krysta Harden, Executive Director and President of the U.S. Dairy Export Council; Manuel Bravo, President and Executive Director of Bayer Mexico; Michael Kremer, University of Chicago professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics; and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.
  • Webinar: Opportunities of transformation of the food system. Joachim Von Braun.