La FAO en Amérique latine et aux Caraïbes

Latin America and the Caribbean will hold the 37th FAO Regional Conference focused on the transformation of agri-food systems

With the participation of the President and the Minister of Agriculture of Ecuador, ministers from the 33 countries of the region and FAO’s Director-General.

From March 28 to April 1, in Quito, Ecuador, the member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, will hold the 37th FAO Regional Conference.

The Regional Conference is the highest regional governing body of FAO and sets the Organization's regional priorities for the next two years.

The 37th Regional Conference will take place in Quito, Ecuador, with the presence of the President of the host country, Guillermo Lasso, the Minister of Agriculture of Ecuador, Pedro Álava, Ministers of State of the 33 countries of the region, the Director-General of the FAO, QU Dongyu, the FAO Regional Representative, Julio Berdegué, international experts, members of the private sector, civil society, the United Nations system and the academic world.

The Conference will be focused on moving towards MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind.

All sessions of the Conference will be broadcast live and could be viewed at the following link.


  • 37 FAO Regional Conference
  • March 28 to April 1
  • Quito, Ecuador and online transmission


• President of the Republic of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso
• Ministers of State of the 33 countries of the region
• FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu
• FAO Regional Representative, Julio Berdegué


All sessions can be followed live on thefollowinglink.


Journalists who want to cover the event and participate in the press conference and in other instances of the meeting must register in advance here.


To request an interview with the ministers, experts and FAO authorities participating in the Conference, write to María Elena Álvarez , Pamela Rosero  or Benjamin Labatut