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Sep 22, 2015

Partners launch Sustainable Agriculture Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean

Key partners in development will meet in New York City on Sunday, September 27 to launch AgroLAC 2025, a funding platform aimed at boosting the productivity, performance and environmental sustainability of agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Hosted by the government of Colombia and the Inter-American Development Bank, the event will feature Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris and The Nature Conservancy’s Executive VP for Latin America, Joe Keenan. Senior representatives from the U.S. State Department, the World Economic Forum and the Latin American Conservation Council will participate as well.

The event, which will be open only to guests and accredited press, will highlight the opportunities to invest in agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean as a means to strengthen global food security in face of challenges such as a rapidly expanding world population and climate change.

Journalists interested in covering the event must register by Friday, September 25th, using the enclosed link. For more information, contact agrolac2025@iadb.org. More information about AgroLAC 2025 can be found at www.agrolac2025.org.

Due to space limitations there is a reduced number of press passes available. Early registration is encouraged.

What?
Official Launch of AgroLAC 2025, a multi-stakeholder funding platform for sustainable growth of Latin American and Caribbean agriculture.

Who?
President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
Andrew Liveris, CEO, Dow
Nancy Stetson, Special Representative for Food Security, U.S. State Department
Joe Keenan, Executive Vice President for Latin America, The Nature Conservancy
Richard Samans, Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

When?
Sunday, September 27, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Where?
World Economic Forum USA
3 East 54th Street, 19th Floor,
New York, NY 10022, USA

About us

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source oflong-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

More Information

Ginya Truitt Nakata
IDB Senior Operations Specialist
ginyat@iadb.org

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Nadia Peimbert
Communication Officer, The Nature Conservancy
npeimbert@TNC.ORG

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