FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Ecuador’s ministers of Agriculture and Foreign Relations, FAO Regional Representative and FAO Chief Economist will analyze the complex scenario that affects agrifood systems

Pedro Álava, Juan Carlos Holguín, Julio Berdegué and Máximo Torero participate in the FAO Regional Conference, which is taking place in Quito, Ecuador through April 1.

Photo: ©FAO/Max Valencia

On Wednesday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Quito, Ecuador, the Minister of Agriculture of Ecuador, Pedro Álava, the Minister of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility, Juan Carlos Holguin, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Julio Berdegué, and the Chief Economist of the FAO, Máximo Torero, will give a press conference at the Swissôtel in Quito, Ecuador, which can be followed by Zoom.

The event is part of the 37th FAO Regional Conference, whose members elected Minister Álava as president of the Conference.

The Regional Conference has brought together Ministers of State from all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to find joint solutions to the great challenges that affect the region today.

Countries are discussing the rise in hunger and malnutrition, the increase in food and fertilizer prices due to the war in Ukraine, the impact of climate change and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region, among others. other urgent issues.

The Conference seeks to support countries to move 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 are being broadcast live.


Press conference


March 30 at 10:30 am Quito, Ecuador time.


Appenzell salon- Mezanine Swissôtel, Quito

Av 12 de Octubre 1820 and Luis Cordero, 1721565 QUITO

And via Zoom online transmision


  • Minister of Agriculture of Ecuador and President of the FAO Regional Conference, Pedro Álava.
  • Minister of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility, Juan Carlos Holguin
  • FAO Regional Representative, Julio Berdegué
  • FAO Chief Economist, Máximo Torero


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.


The press conference can be followed live by Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 929 6480 1269

Passcode: 09543032

The press can send their questions in advance by writing to [email protected], or [email protected], or during the event, using the Zoom chat.