Mexico to chair the 34th FAO Regional Conference for Latin America  and the Caribbean

 

In this forum, which also involves the director general of the FAO, José Graziano Da Silva, topics such as food availability, natural resources, health and nutrition issues will be analysed.

 

A proposal by the representative of Argentina, and by unanimous vote of 30 delegates, the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico,  José Calzada, assumed the presidency of the XXXIV Regional Conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO, for its acronym in English) for Latin America and the Caribbean during the period 2016-2017.

 


 

During the beginning of work of the Conference, which is held in Mexico City, Secretary José Calzada said the region has great challenges in relation to food, which can be drawn based on the progress that has been achieved in the recent years from better collaboration between institutions.

 

 

In this forum, which also involved the director general of the FAO, José Graziano Da Silva, are analyzed topics such as food availability, natural resources, health and nutrition issues that are linked to the common purpose of which the population live better.

 

 

In a meeting between Secretary of Agriculture of Mexico and the Director General of FAO it stressed that this international body recognizes the work and results of Mexico in hunger eradication and poverty reduction in the rural sector.

 

Secretary José Calzada said that Mexico is working to realize the potential that would allow the increment of productivity in the agricultural sector.