Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean


Farmer in Haiti

FAO, IFAD and WFP join efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean

The three Rome-based UN agencies will strengthen their commitment to move towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with an initial focus on Haiti, [...]
Farmers in Jamaica

Caribbean experts strategize for a reduction in Jamaica’s food losses and waste

A recent report by FAO shows that 20 – 30% of national domestic food production is lost annually, equivalent to $7 billion [...]
Indigenous mother and child in Peru

Indigenous intergenerational knowledge exchange for food security

For the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS44), FAO and partners organized an event to open dialogue among indigenous representatives, UN [...]
Rice paddies in China

Chinese scientists develop rice that grows in seawater, potentially creating food for 200 million people

Grains being grown in salty water produced almost treble the expected amount of rice   
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva speaking at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

Climate change puts millions of people in vicious cycle of food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty

COP23: FAO Director-General urges climate change mitigation and adaptation throughout food system.
Livestock grazing

The world’s food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply

FAO concerned about economic impact of rising import bills on poor countries.

Potato and onion crisis in Panama

Producers have changed crops due to a lack of security, forcing up the price of potatoes and onions by double for December. [...]
A road in the Roseau area, Dominica, is littered with debris, uprooted vegetation and felled poles and power lines from Hurricane Maria.

Restoration of immediate food production needed for Dominica’s rural population

The destruction directly impacted income, food and nutrition security for most of the island’s residents.
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