FAO and the Executive Secretariat of the Central American Agricultural Council organized a forum to discuss public policies that encourage family farming

Panama City, 28 August 2014

Under the project "Agrocadenas Centoramérica" and taking advantage of the celebration of the International Year of Family Farming, the "Central American Forum on Public Policies for the Inclusion of Family Farming in Value Chains Systems” is being held in Panama City.

This event aims to provide a special venue for training, dialogue and reflection on the role of public sector in creating favorable conditions for the integration of family farming in agrifood chains through appropriate public policies. It is also expected to stimulate the search for solutions and the formulation of specific proposals for this area.

Prior to the forum, on Tuesday 26 August, the Central American Workshop on public policies for the inclusion of family farming in value chains systems; it was inaugurated by the Minister of Agricultural Development, His Excellency Jorge Arango, with the participation of representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture and Economy of nine Central American countries.

Details of the Forum:

Title: Foro centroamericano sobre políticas públicas para la inclusión de la agricultura familiar en los sistemas de cadenas de valor

Date: 28 August, 2014
With: the Vice-Minister for Agricultural Development, His Excellency Esteban Girón, and FAO Coordinator for Mesoamerica,  Mr Ignacio Rivera.
Venue:  Hotel TRYP Albrook Mall (Salón Miraflores), Panama City.
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