Venezuela participates in the Regional Launch of the Family Farming Decade in the Dominican Republic

Venezuela participates in the Regional Launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028, which aims to promote and build in a participatory manner the necessary agreements for the implementation of Family Farming over the next 10 years.

This event will be held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from August 25 to 27, and it’s organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Venezuela will be represented by the People’s Power Minister for Urban Agriculture (Minppau), Gabriela Peña who said that “the Decade recognizes the importance of family farmers and empowers them as key agents of change, in the transformation of food systems, making them more efficient and sustainable”.

Likewise, the minister added that this event also seeks to renew the commitment of all the countries involved with the sector, affirming the foundations for a transformative work agenda, which manages to promote sustainable development processes, that contribute to the eradication of the hunger and poverty and the creation of a more just, inclusive and prosperous region, in order to move towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Representatives from more than 20 countries, including Ministers of Agriculture of the region and representatives of government institutions, delegates of Family Farming organizations, youth organizations, women and indigenous peoples will participate in this meeting.

Likewise, members of national congresses and regional bodies also participate in the launching; commissioners of academic institutions, the private business and cooperative sector; officials of non-governmental Cooperation organizations, as wel as Agencies and Organizations of the United Nations System.

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