FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean


The two organizations signed a letter of intent to strengthen and deepen their collaboration to promote the modernization of the agricultural and rural sectors, the development of small-scale agriculture, and food security in the region.


FAO will present its main initiatives for sustainable soil management in the region, such as the world soil nutrient map, the sustainable soil management assessment protocol, the Soil Doctors program, the SOILFER projects in Guatemala and Honduras, and SOILCARE in the Caribbean.


Nearly half of the population is facing acute food insecurity.


Representatives of the thirty-three member states attended the 38th FAO Regional Conference held in Guyana to discuss how to reduce hunger and inequality in the world's largest agrifood exporting region.


The initiative, present in 15 countries in the region, has had a significant impact on rural transformation, with emphasis on more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable investment.


The Blue Transformation proposes sustainable aquaculture production, effective fisheries management, and improved value chains. Representatives of Dominica, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago participated in the roundtable on this initiative.


Ministers and vice ministers from all the Region's countries participated on-site in the opening ceremony in Guyana.

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Learn about the FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031

38 FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and Caribbean

18 to 21 march, 2024, Georgetown, Guyana


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Hybrid Event, 08/04/2024

Representatives of the National Reference Laboratories of LATSOLAN will be meeting in Chile from 8 to 11 April through a dynamic workshop taking place in Santiago (first day) and then in Chillán (other days). On the first day participants will be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture in Santiago de Chile where the ongoing FAO projects in the region will be presented, with the participation of r...

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Virtual Event, 04/04/2024


Family farming plays a crucial role in the socio-economic context in which the countries are inserted, providing not only quality food but also sustainability and cultural rootedness to communities. Through product transformation and the generation of services and infrastructure, this sector is key to creating diverse economic opportunities, not only for ...

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Virtual Event, 18/04/2024

Strengthening capacities for impact assessment by taking advantage of the latest technological and methodological developments and innovations is an important step in these preparations. In this webinar we will learn about the progress made by FAO, governments and civil society in this area. What systems and tools are being used to assess the impacts of shocks and...

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.

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Discover the systems in Latin America globally recognized as agricultural heritage.

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...


In Colombia, the coastal town of Buenaventura boasts one of the country’s busiest ports.

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