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Collection and analysis of bilateral or tripartite work collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean

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    Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security in Latin America and the Caribbean 2017
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    This publication is the first step in a series of coordinated efforts between FAO and WHO to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, so that our Member States can achieve Goal 2 of the ODS. Hopefully this effort will also motivate governments, international development agencies, donors, the private sector and civil society to coordinate actions to end hunger and malnutrition. The present text is the executive summary of the 2016 edition of the Pa norama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean, an annual publication prepared by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). For the purposes of communication and dissemination, all references and bibliographic citations have been removed from the text, which can be found in the full Panorama document (in Spanish).
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    Regional review on status and trends in aquaculture development in Latin America and the Caribbean – 2020 2022
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    This document reviews the development of the aquaculture industry in the Latin America and the Caribbean region over the past decade. In 2018 aquaculture production in the region amounted to an estimated 3.1 million tonnes of aquatic products (excluding seaweeds) worth USD 17.2 billion at first sale. This food sector is vastly concentrated in a few countries with the combined output from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico representing over 85 percent of the total regional production. Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, tilapia, whiteleg shrimp and the Chilean mussel collectively contributed 80.4 percent and 85.9 percent of the regional production by volume and value, respectively. Marine aquaculture has been the dominant production environment in the region for the past two decades, accounting for 70.1 percent of the farmed output in 2018. Production models vary widely, with a concentration of large-scale companies in Chile, while primarily small- and/or medium-size operations in Brazil, Peru and several other countries. Introduced species remain top on the list among those farmed such as tilapia and the different salmonids both of which have contributed to local livelihoods and employment. Tilapia farming has contributed significantly to food security in many countries of the region while the largest proportion of farmed salmons have been destined to the export markets. Production prospects remain promising, however the industry requires in general better governance, the adoption at all levels of appropriate technologies and best practices, and renewed efforts to guarantee environmental sustainability and social acceptance as well as competitiveness and foresight to deal with climate and market changes. The small island developing states (SIDS) face additional challenges including limited expertise, high production costs, poor seed supplies, as well as extreme and destructive weather events. The report discusses issues that require wider regional attention for the aquaculture sector to grow. Key recommendations focus on governance-related improvements highlighting the need for solid sectoral development plans, support policies, and effective rules and regulations. The promotion of a stronger cooperation among the countries in the region as well as further afield on technical matters, species diversification and equal support to smalland large-scale farming operation are identified as key elements to foster investment and help the region gain a solid position among world aquatic food producers.
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    Overview of rural poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Solutions for eliminating rural poverty in the 21st century
    2019
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    Panorama of Rural Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), addresses the important challenges faced by the region in developing its rural territories to achieve the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, particularly SDG 1 to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. After many years of progress, poverty and extreme rural poverty in the region have started to increase again. This is worrying news for countries of the region and the international community because, if they do not return to the path of rural poverty reduction, millions of people will be excluded from the opportunity to contribute to the development of their families, communities and countries. The 33 Member States of the United Nations in the region have pledged their commitment to eradicating rural poverty by 2030 and, despite the recent trend, it is still possible to achieve this goal. This report also highlights the persistence of significant gaps between rural and urban areas, which is incompatible with sustainable and equitable development. Of the 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, 132 require actions that must be carried out in rural territories.

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