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Latin America and the Caribbean


In 2017, the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (the PARLATINO) adopted the world’s first Model Law on Small-Scale Fisheries, which was drafted by a multidisciplinary team of FAO technical and legal experts. The PARLATINO also approved Model Laws on food rights, school feeding and farming – and these have since been referenced by national parliaments in the region. The Hunger Free Latin American and the Caribbean Initiative has been instrumental in driving these efforts.