FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean


The organization, CELAC, EU institutions, Member States representatives, parliamentarians, and non-state actors got together to discuss new partnerships opportunities for food security and nutrition.


The Ministers of Agriculture, and Foreign Affairs of Guyana, the Assistant Director-General and the Regional Representative of FAO in Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the event, where the official logo of 38 FAO Regional Conference was presented.


Four ways pulses nourish soils and soils nourish us


New FAOSTAT domain focuses on statistics from dietary data.


30 Latin American and Caribbean countries ratified the document at a ministerial level to contribute to the region's efforts to eliminate hunger and reduce malnutrition.


The index recorded 124.0 points, 19.7 points (13.7 percent) lower than the average value in 2022.


The meeting will be held at FAO headquarters for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile, and will be attended by the region's Ministers of Agriculture.

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38 FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and Caribbean

18 to 21 march, 2024, Georgetown, Guyana


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Virtual Event, 22/02/2024

The 38 FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LARC38) is the main governing body of the Organization at the regional level, where the 33 FAO Member States in Latin America and the Caribbean meet to establish regional priorities of the Organization for the next biennium. At the event, state ministers and high-level officials discuss the challenges and priorities related to ...

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Hybrid Event, 28/02/2024 - 29/02/2024

Prior to 38 FAO Regional Conference, FAO will organize a consultation with the civil society (on February 28th and 29th, 2024 in Santiago, Chile). This space is intended to foster an exchange of ideas between the participants and is an opportunity for the sector to share its perspectives and potential contributions in FAOs thematic areas.

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18/03/2024 - 21/03/2024

FAO Regional Conferences are an official forum where Ministers of Agriculture and high-level officials of Member Nations from the same geographic Region meet to discuss challenges and priority matters related to food and agriculture to ensure promotion of regional coherence on global policies and political issues.

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.


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