Reports

  • Outlook 2019

    The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean (2018)

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) is global in nature, both in terms of its scope as well as the commitments undertaken, which are organized into 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Outlook2017

    The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2017-2018 (2017)

    The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) are pleased to share the seventh editio

  • outlook agriculture

    The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2015-2016 (2015)

    Although the US economy is showing signs of a strong recovery, economic growth in the Euro Area is sluggish, and the emerging countries (including China) are experiencing a slowdown.

  • outlook agriculture

    The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2014 (2013)

    Growth in LAC agriculture in 2013 declined more severely than the region’s economies as a whole, with Agricultural Value Added rising by less than the region’s overall Gross Domestic Product.

  • outlook agriculture

    The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2013 (2012)

    This report provides information and analysis, both of the current situation and context of the agri-food sector and the outlook for 2013.

  • Outlook agriculture

    The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2011-2012 (2011)

    Since late 2010 and continuing into 2011, price volatility, in relation to basic agricultural commodities, has occupied centre stage on the agendas of decision makers.

Boletines

  • family agriculture

    Risk management for family agriculture in LAC (2015)

    This bulletin focuses on family farming not only because of its economic importance in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) but also because family farming reflects some of the least favorable social, economic, and production conditions in the region; for that reason, it is most vulnerable to loss.

  • short food supply chain

    Short food supply chain as an alternative for promoting family agriculture (2014)

    This bulletin describes some specific experiences with short food supply chains, both in Latin America and in other parts of the world, which have made it possible to identify success factors and lessons learned.

  • volatile food prices

    The response of Latin America and the Caribbean to higher and volatile food prices and opportunities for regional cooperation (2012)

    Since the end of 2010, the volatility of commodities prices has become a key concern for policymakers. This is combined with uncertainty over the possibility of a new global economic crisis due to the recent macroeconomic shocks experienced in various European countries and the United States.

  • Price volatility

    Price volatility in agricultural markets (2000-2010): implications for Latin America and policy options (2011)

    Since mid-2010 and throughout the early months of 2011, global food prices have been steadily rising, surpassing even the levels reached during the crisis of 2008. For those countries of the region that specialize in the export of raw materials, this increase in agricultural prices affords them a unique opportunity to improve their terms of trade.

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