Region: Latin America and the Caribbean



Latin America and the Caribbean region is at the forefront of the global fight against hunger. It is the region that has made the most progress to date in reducing the number of people suffering from hunger in the past 20 years.

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The FAO Regional Office supports Member Nations by monitoring food security levels; assisting in the design and implementation of hunger-eradication strategies, laws and programmes, and promoting family farming, agricultural and rural development and climate-change adaptation policies.

FAO places a special emphasis on vulnerable communities - with a particular focus on women, indigenous and native peoples - and works closely with Member Nation Governments, civil society and international cooperation stakeholders to empower social actors and local communities in exercising a leading role in their own development. 

FAO invites engagement with the private sector for knowledge-sharing and to support new technologies and innovations that will help create sustainable and inclusive growth in the region’s agricultural sectors, and to jointly address some of the region’s key challenges.

Private sector from the region

Private sector entities already engaged with FAO from the Latin America and the Caribbean region include:  


Thematic area of partnership