FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Fight against hunger

Food production in Latin America and the Caribbean can easily meet the needs of its entire population. The problem of hunger in the region is not due to a lack of food, but a lack of access for the poorest in the region.

FAO supports its Member Countries by providing information on food prices, studying the causes of hunger and its trends in the region, and encouraging food production with an emphasis on family farming.

The Organization aids in developing policies and strategies for food safety, employment and rural development, and studies trade and regional markets.

Hunger and food prices

In a region that is a net exporter of food, the problem surrounding hunger is not lack of production, but the lack of means to obtain them.

Family farming and rural development

Family farming is responsible for a major part of the production of foods consumed in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Food Security in LAC