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Source: Republic of Colombia

Bogotá (Nov. 19/20). Colombia participated in the 36th session of the Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which was held for the first time virtually, between October 19 and 21, 2020 The Regional Conference is the main governing body of FAO at the regional level. It meets every two years, to discuss priority issues and challenges related to food and agriculture.

The Colombian delegation was chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and also had the participation of the First Lady of the Nation, the President of the Rural Development Agency, the Director of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare and the Ambassador of Colombia before the Government of Italy.

The conference addressed core issues such as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and adjustments to FAO’s regional priorities to address its effects on food security and nutrition; the importance of transforming food systems to provide healthy diets; hand in hand initiative to achieve prosperous and inclusive rural societies; sustainable agriculture and resilient to climate change; innovation and digital agriculture; enhancing FAO’s capacities to assist member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean; among others.

Among the main conclusions of the meeting, the importance of strengthening actions to face the effects caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), promoting sustainable agri-food systems, as well as digital and agri-food innovation is highlighted. All of the above, in order to accelerate efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The conference also welcomed the offer of the government of the Republic of Ecuador to host the 37th session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held in 2022.

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