Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean


Food labels in Chile

"Food labels have influenced the purchase decisions of 92% of Chileans"

This figure was stated by Eve Crowley, representative of FAO in Chile.
Farming in Honduras

Soft loans strengthen the Honduran agricultural sector

The agricultural credit portfolio has grown by 10%
Market in Cuba

Cuba sets a price cap on agricultural products

The measure affects all forms of private commercialization, except for the Agriculture and Livestock Supply and Demand Markets.
Child in Malaysia

Pollutants from agriculture a serious threat to world's water

New report paints a worrying picture, provides recommendations on what can be done
Image of the workshop

Panama hosts a regional meeting on governance in indigenous areas

According to the FAO, unsafe rights result in an increase in vulnerability, hunger and poverty, and can lead to conflicts and environmental [...]
Super-Typhoon Haiyan, 2013

Aletta becomes first hurricane of eastern Pacific season

 The storm is off the coast of Mexico, and not expected to a threat to land.
Fishboat at sunset

80% of the boats that fish on the Chilean maritime border are Chinese

In total, approximately 200 boats flying the Chinese flag operate on the border of the Exclusive Economic Zone.
Several fishermen sell their products to merchants on the coast of Manta, Ecuador

Growing momentum to close the net on illegal fishing

More countries sign up to block vessels carrying illegal catches
Image of Haiti

FAO steps up its partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank

“Obviously the Caribbean is a totally different region, but the CDB is interested in learning from others –  how they can improve [...]