Addressing El Niño’s impact on Central America’s Dry Corridor
©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti
30 juin 2016, Rome--- A high-level meeting to focus on the urgent need for long-term action to address the impact of El Niño on Central America’s Dry Corridor was organized today by FAO, IFAD and WFP at the Food and Agriculture's Organization headquarters in Rome. FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, IFAD President, Kanayo F. Nwanze, and WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, will deliver opening remarks.

Opening remarks by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General. (in Spanish)
13min. 01sec.

(00:00) Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD President; (09:12) statement by Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director. (in English)
23min. 23sec.

(00:00)ECLAC perspectives: Hugo Beteta, Sub-Regional Representative in Mexico, ECLAC; (13:50) Update on the situation in the Dry Corridor: Manuel Antonio Jiménez, Climate Change Group Coordinator, Central American Agricultural Council (CAC). (in Spanish)
31min. 43sec.

Round Table 1, On-going programmes, lessons learned and perspectives for the future to address the challenges of the Dry Corridor: (00:00) Mr. Mario Méndez, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Nutrition of Guatemala; (11:44) Mr. Jacobo Paz Bodden, Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock of Honduras; (16:36) Mr. Hugo Flores, Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador; (23:10) Ms. Maria Eugenia Casar, Executive Director of the Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AMEXCID); (26:09) Questions and answers session. (in Spanish)
56min. 34sec.
Topic(s): Biodiversity, Climate change, Desertification, Environment/Natural resources, Food Security, Nutrition
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 11777