36th Session of the Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), For Latin America and the Caribbean, was inaugurated on March 28, 2022 in Quito. The Rising prices of agricultural inputs Was the subject suggested by Ecuador.
Ecuador’s Minister of Agriculture, Pedro Alava, was elected to chair the session. Today the first day is performed practically and privately in a hotel in the capital. The session will run until Friday, April 1st.
Food and agricultural inputs
বিবেlava, when considering the armed conflict between Russia and UkraineIt is suggested that they deal with it during the session. “Which is related to rising prices of food and agricultural inputs”
Its delegation Cuba, Brazil, Guyana and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines They supported Ecuador’s proposal.
Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines He noted that delegations from FAO member states “cannot leave Quito without considering this important issue on our agenda.”
He said that Effect Rising prices are not only the result of armed conflict, but also of health epidemics.
Consider the subject
The Guinean representative believes that is the problem Urgent There are a number of reasons why this could exacerbate the global food crisis. He added that Caribbean countries They are already looking for proposals to reduce food prices.
Julio Berdegue, Deputy Director General and Regional Representative of the FAO, noted that the conference’s agenda priorities were: Sustainable agricultural food systems that provide healthy food; Prosperous and inclusive rural society; And sustainable and resilient agriculture.
Bardegu noted that in the period 2020-2021, The FAO raised USD 426.5 million for the region78% more than the previous biennial.