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The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A perspective on Latin America and Caribbean, 2015-2016











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    In this 2019-2020 report, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) propose a “two-way” intersectoral approach to address the aforementioned scenario. In the first place, it calls for acknowledging the fact that it is not possible to overcome poverty or to combat hunger, malnutrition and climate change, unless societies and political stakeholders in LAC begin promoting rural areas as engines for economic, social and environmental development in the countries. Secondly, the proposed approach calls for considering agriculture and related activities as crucial for carrying out other complementary economic activities that foster sustainable development in rural areas.
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    Recomendaciones político-técnicas para el mejoramiento de los sistemas de ATER, con perspectiva de inclusión de género, en los países de América Latina y Caribe 2017
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    This document presents the concepts used in an integrative analysis of case studies in Guatemala, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru and Brazil within the framework of systems Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (ATER), and a set of recommendations aimed at improving such services for family farmers in Latin American countries, including in them a gender perspective. The developed work was based on studies from a common agenda established in 2013 by the Brazilian government, the United Nations Educati onal Units for Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC ). These institutions, motivated by the possible realization of the XII Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean in October 2013 in Santo Domingo, and the International Year of Family Farming in 2014, prompted a regional debate on policies to rural women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Among the priorities, the need for an analysis of the current situation ( 2015) for gender mainstreaming in ATER systems in the countries of the region said. The product generated consists of: i) a literature review, which provided some concepts and fundamentals that guided the analysis and recommendations presented; ii) integrative analysis of the cases studied; and iii) a list of recommendations for technical and political, systematized from the analysis of the reported cases concerning Brazil, Peru, Guatemala, Paraguay and Jamaica.
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    The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas
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    Since late 2010 and continuing into 2011, price volatility, in relation to basic agricultural commodities, has occupied centre stage on the agendas of decision makers. An additional concern has been uncertainty about a new global economic crisis in the wake of the macroeconomic difficulties experienced in the economies of several European countries and the United States. In recent months, this situation has been compounded by the food crisis in the Horn of Africa --a reminder of the ex tremely vulnerable conditions under which broad segments of the world population continue to live. This third edition of Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: a Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean is an informational and analytical tool that is intended to promote a better understanding of these phenomena and their effects for purposes of regional public policymaking.

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