Guyana to host Regional Caribbean Conference for Latin America and Caribbean in 2024

Georgetown, May 20, 2022

Guyana is set to host the 38th Session of the Regional Conference for Latin America and Caribbean come 2024, following the signing of a Memorandum of Responsibility between the government and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd and FAO’s Assistant Director General, Dr. Julio Berdejue inked the historic document on Friday, on the sidelines of the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo, at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd and FAO’s Assistant Director General, Dr. Julio Berdejue following the signing ceremony. 

Ministers from several large agri-food states within the region  will deliberate on priorities for the food sector, healthy diets, inclusive rural societies, and sustainable agriculture.The forum will also offer space for member states to work with FAO and provide guidance on the effective implementation of the organisation’s strategic framework, in line with the regional specificities of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Minister Todd noted, “We are willing to provide leadership in Guyana and within Caricom, and the broader region because we are going to ensure that we do what we have to do interim of global food security, which is another conversation we have to have.”