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Sector Framework Agriculture and food security
Agriculture and Food Security

Modernization of agriculture services in Latin America and the Caribbean improves productivity and preserves the environment.

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Agriculture and food security Initiatives

To promote inclusive, sustainable, and resilient food systems in the LAC region to improve productivity and food security. The sector deals with three main challenges: 

(i) the low and heterogeneous agricultural productivity, which affects its competitiveness; 

(ii) the reduced reach of the sector’s growth benefits among rural peoples, which affects its social inclusion capability; 

 (iii) the vulnerability of natural resources to climate change, which affects its environmental sustainability in the long run. In this regard, we support countries in their efforts to have: (i) an agricultural sector with high productivity, whereby climate impacts are managed, demonstrating an overcoming of the competitiveness challenge; 

(ii) rural families’ incomes from the sector sustainably growing over time, demonstrating an overcoming of the social inclusion challenge; 

(iii) natural resources used sustainably, keeping the carbon footprint low. 

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