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FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Publications and documents

    This section holds the main publications and documents developed by the FAO Regional Office and FAO Headquarters in Rome. These publications and documents offer complete and objective information, as well as current worlwide situation analysis regarding food, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, forestry, basic agricultural product markets and hunger.

Highlights
This report provides information and analysis, both of the current situation and context of the agri-food sector and the outlook for 2014. This is a joint effort developed for a fourth consecutive year by ECLAC, the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and IICA.
This report provides information and analysis, both of the current situation and context of the agri-food sector and the outlook for 2013. This is a joint effort developed for a fourth consecutive year by ECLAC, the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and IICA.
SOFI 2013
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. The latest assessment shows that further progress has been made towards the 2015 MDG target, which remains within reach for the developing regions as a whole, although marked differences across regions persist and considerable and immediate additional efforts will be needed.
Praedial larceny is widely acknowledged in the region as a practice that is negatively impacting the development of the agricultural sector. Agricultural producers suffer heavy losses and are hesitant to invest and expand their enterprise. Illegal fishing or piracy of fishery resources in the Exclusive Economic Zones of respective member states is also considered praedial larceny and legislation in several member states also extends the definition of the offence to include the theft of agricultural equipment, agriculture inputs and secondary products such as feed and fodder.
FAO is now distinguishing itself by deploying more resources in the field, decentralizing its decision-making to ensure greater responsiveness and proximity to its member countries; and collaborating more effectively across its global, regional and national networks.
La Sigatoka negra, causada por el hongo Mycosphaerella fijiensis, es la enfermedad foliar que representa la principal limitante en la producción de musáceas (plátano y banano) a nivel mundial. La enfermedad afecta el área foliar fotosintética de la planta y, en consecuencia, los racimos y los frutos tienen un menor peso en comparación con plantas sanas. Adicionalmente, infecciones severas de la Sigatoka negra causan la madurez prematura del fruto.