FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Learn about the FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031

Panel "Closing the Gaps in Socio-Economic Development

Food and Nutrition Security and Sovereignty in the Amazon Region"




Virtual Event, 07/12/2023

At the IV Meeting of Presidents of the States Parties to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty, held on August 8, 2023, the Presidential Declaration of Belém, and the recent XIV Meeting of ACTO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, held on November 23 of the same year, FAO and ACTO promoted the Panel "Closing the Gaps in Socio-Economic Development: Food and Nutrition Security and Sovereignty in the Amazon R...



Virtual Event, 05/12/2023

Our planet’s survival depends on the precious link between soil and water. Over 95 percent of our food originates from these two fundamental resources. Soil water, vital for nutrient absorption by plants, binds our ecosystems together. This symbiotic relationship is the foundation of our agricultural systems.

Regional Representative
Regional Representative

Mr. Mario Lubetkin has been Assistant Director General and FAO Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean since 1 August, 2022.

Key Documents

Within the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), undertook a process of reflection on the future of agriculture, food systems and rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. It was a dialogue that involved a hundred experts from a score of nationalities, from academia, research centers, international organizations, other UN agencies, and the FAO itself.


The document summarizes the report that, based on a review of more than 250 studies, demonstrates the importance and urgency of climate action to protect the forests of the indigenous and tribal territories of Latin America as well as the indigenous and tribal peoples who protect them.

Regional Initiatives
Sustainable agrifood Systems
Prosperous and inclusive rural societies
Sustainable and resilient agriculture
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FAO Training

Courses of self-study, semi face-to-face and virtual with tutor.

African Swine Fever

Recommendations to prevent spread.


Central American Dry Corridor

Stories and facts about this "land of opportunities" in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Parliamentary front against hunger

More than 400 legislators work with FAO, the Spanish Cooperation and AMEXCID

1000 Digital Villages in Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative

Rural tourism experiences and digitization in Latin America and the Caribbean.

One Country One Priority Product

Global action on green development.

World Food Day

Water is life, water is food. October 16, 2023. Leave no one behind.

Gender Equality

Empowering women in food and agriculture.

Global School Feeding Platform

Technical resources for experts and practitioners.

Data on food and agriculture

Free access to data from more than 245 countries.


No matter where you live , a world of peace,prosperity and a healthy planet for all people are aspirations that you would relate to. But how are they...

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