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GHI Partner Launches Platform for Latin American Agriculture!
We are delighted to note the launch of a new website, AgroLAC 2025, that serves as a focal point for business, government agencies, NGOs and multilateral institutions throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region. AgroLac 2025 identifies, promotes and supports sustainable agricultural practices and market systems. This is a major step in the process of propelling Latin American agriculture into a new and promising era.
Championed by two of GHI’s Consultative Partner institutions, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Nature Conservancy, this unique funding platform will officially launch in September at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York.
The idea for creating a multi-donor platform to support sustainable agricultural development across the LAC region arose from the release of a breakthrough report published in 2014 by the IDB and GHI. The report offers a compelling set of recommendations for leveraging the region’s enormous potential for increasing production in sustainable, environmentally sensitive ways.
Working with a broad range of donors and collaborating partners, AgroLAC 2025 will look to greatly expand commitments to agricultural research and to getting new skills and new technologies into the hands of farmers, as well as stimulating investments in rural infrastructure to facilitate a more profitable yet environmentally sustainable agriculture.
The overall goal of AgroLAC 2025 is to help Latin American agriculture reach its vast potential as a solution to both global and regional food security, and to do it in sustainable ways and without new habitat loss. The region has the abundant natural resources, including a third of the world’s fresh water, to help meet the challenge of feeding a global population that will rise from 7 to 9 billion in the next 35 years. It has many farmers with experience and a flair for innovation, as well as institutions and markets that are becoming stronger and more resilient.
The region is poised for global agricultural leadership. And GHI looks forward to working with AgroLAC 2025 to help take it there. To learn more and become involved, visit AgroLac 2025.