FAO Regional Conference began with historic participation of its 33 member countries

The Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) began yesterday in Montego Bay, Jamaica, with an unprecedented level of assistance.

"In terms of participation, this is the most attended Conference in the forty years of FAO's history in Latin America and the Caribbean," said FAO’s Regional Representative Julio Berdegué, noting that, for the first time, the 33 Member countries of FAO sent delegations.

"We have 37 Ministers and Vice Ministers; the Vice-president of the Dominican Republic and 8 Ambassadors. In addition, there are 35 high-level representatives of ministerial delegations and 50 non-governmental observers from civil society the private sector and academia”, said Berdegué.

The Regional Representative estimated that the total participation of the Conference will be around 250 people, twice the average number of past conferences. Read more >>>