Belize discusses food security with the region Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 October 2012 00:00

Participants of the meetingBelize hosted the 23rd meeting of International Cooperation Directors for Latin America and the Caribbean between the 1st and 2nd of October. Entitled "Regional Cooperation in the Area of Food Security," the meeting focused on ways in which the region can cooperate to improve food security as well as to take stock of existing agreements to achieve this goal. 

Chief Executive Office in the Ministry of Agriculture, Jose Alpuche explained that while Belize does not have problems with food security, we do have challenges to overcome the problem of food affordability. He explained that the government's priority is at ensuring that the poorest of the poor can have access to food. For Belize then, the meeting will help in the country focusing on existing programs and to better coordinate responses to improving access to food for the poor.

The two-day meeting had participation from various countries across the region as well a international development agencies such as SICA,UNICEF, CDB among others