United States Secretary of Agriculture urges countries in the Americas to join forces to build a climate-resilient agriculture sector that guarantees food securityVilsack participated in the meeting of ministers of Agriculture of the Americas, along with representatives from international funding agencies, which was convened to discuss a joint position for the sector to adopt at the Conference of the Parties to the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), within the context of the food, health and climate crisis. COP 27 will take place in Egypt in November.
COP 27 will provide agriculture in the Americas with an opportunity to showcase its sustainability and demand funding for climate change adaptation, say ministers of Agriculture in Costa RicaRepresentatives of multilateral credit agencies and global funds are also in attendance at the meeting organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) at its headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Given the global food crisis, it is imperative that the agriculture sector of the Americas speak as one voice at COP 27, stressed participants in the meeting of Ministers of AgricultureIn opening the regional meeting, IICA Director General, Manuel Otero, remarked that the biggest mistake would be to place the agriculture sector on trial.
Food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean requires State policies and coordinated action, concludes CAF panel discussion with the participation of IICA at UN General AssemblyOver the course of two sessions, during the most important multilateral forum in the world, special emphasis was placed on the need to strengthen the region’s role as a key player in discussions of the main global challenges and opportunities, with a view to meeting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
IICA Director General designated as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Stewardship Board on Food SystemsDuring a parallel event to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Manuel Otero, the Argentinian national who heads the Institute, was invited to be a member of this group that brings together global leaders to offer their perspectives and expertise to transform agrifood systems.
Ministers of Agriculture of 30 countries of the Americas will meet in Costa Rica prior to COP27 to define priorities for collective action to address climate changeThey will do so at a meeting organized by IICA, which will also be attended by representatives of multilateral credit agencies and climate funds.