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FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Office works on a series of priority areas in order to move towards the total eradication of hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean. Working closely with national governments, civil society, academia, indigenous peoples, the private sector and non-governmental organizations, FAO aims to ensure food security for all men, women and children in the region.

Regional priorities and initiatives


Through Rregional Initiative 1, FAO is supporting major food security arrangements in the region through all sectors of society to ensure the right to food for all.


It promotes productive development and social wellbeing of family farming and appropriate representation and participation of food systems and rural development strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean.


This initiative will promote actions supporting transition towards sustainable development of agriculture, fisheries and forests from a socioeconomic and environmental perspective, strengthening food security and nutrition regarding the new Sustainable Development Goals.


CELAC is an instrument to implement and strengthen regional participation in multilateral negotiation processes, extra-regional cooperation, and political dialogue towards the different challenges of the current economic, social and political system aiming at an equitable development.