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FAO establishes priorities in Latin America and Caribbean

Georgetown, Guyana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The 38th Regional Conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concluded with the establishment of the necessary priorities, according to a statement.

The message noted that the meeting, which ended on Thursday, concluded with the unanimous support of all 33 Member States for the 2022-31 FAO Strategic Framework and the four priorities that will guide the work of the Organization during the next biennium.

The four interconnected regional priorities reflect FAO Improvements, interconnected dimensions that will contribute to the transformation of agri-food systems through the promotion of more efficient, inclusive and sustainable production.

These include eradicating hunger and achieving food security and nutrition, sustainable management of natural resources and adaptation to climate change, and reducing inequalities and poverty and promoting resilience.

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu attended the high-level meeting in Guyana. At the closing ceremony, he expressed the importance of this event as a crucial platform for policymakers to speed up the efforts towards the transformation of agri-food systems.

This is a quest to be more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable, without leaving anyone behind.

In line with FAO’s Strategic Framework, the Director-General expressed the Organization’s commitment to supporting members to foster more cooperation, investment, innovation and technology, both within and outside the region.

He said that he was pleased to note that the four priorities set for the next biennium are in line with the technical and policy assistance they are willing to provide.

He stressed that FAO remains committed to supporting the region to transform to achieve sustainable agri-food systems.