28 March 2022, Quito, Ecuador - Opening Session of Senior Officers Meeting. FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, 37th Session (LARC37). Composite photo from left: Conference Secretary Jorge Meza, FAO ;Julio Berdegué, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative FAO; Pedro Álava, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Ecuador, Chairman; delegate of Ecuador; delegate of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; representative of Brazil; delegate of Guyana.
FAO Regional Conferences are an official forum where, on biennial basis, Ministers of Agriculture and high-level officials of Member Nations from the same geographic Region meet to discuss challenges and priority matters related to food and agriculture to ensure promotion of regional coherence on global policies and political issues. The Conference in Quito will be a key instance for Latin America and the Caribbean to transform its agrifood systems to make them more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable.