Academic and Scientific Sector Consultation Session prior to FAO’s 38 Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LARC38)
Hybrid Event, 20/02/2024
Within the framework of its 38 regional conference, FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean will conduct consultations (one online consultation and three sectorial consultations (of a hybrid nature) with non-state actors (NSAs): the Civil Society, Private Sector, and Scientific and Academic sector. These instances are expected to gather relevant information for the regional conference.
The FAO Regional Conference is an official forum where ministers of Agriculture and senior officials from the Member States of the region come together to discuss
challenges and priority issues related to food and agriculture, aiming to promote regional coherence in global policy matters.
The Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in two phases:
- Senior Officers Meeting (virtual) 11-13 March 2024
- Ministerial Session (Hybrid) 18-21 March 2024
The role of non-state actors (NSAs) in the regional conference is to transparently contribute to the dialogue of countries with information, experiences, data, and knowledge from each of their sectors. These actors are represented by individuals and institutions from civil society, the private sector, and individuals from the academic and scientific community who are part of academic institutions in the region.
The FAO will organize a consultation session with the scientific and academic sector on February 20, 2024, in Santiago, Chile. This space aims to foster an exchange of ideas to promote the sector’s perspectives and potential contributions in FAO's areas of work. In addition, it will serve to prepare a formal declaration with the positioning of the sector to be presented and delivered to the member countries during 38 FAO Regional Conference, and also to elect spokespersons that will be representing the sector at 38 FAO Regional Conference.
To participate, please register in the following link.