Guatemala City, Lincy Rodríguez -AGN–. The Vice-minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food -MAGA-, Vinicio Arreaga, virtually joined the 51 Committee on World Food Safety in Rome, Italy. This international meeting gathered global experts and leaders to address the growing food crisis and find collaborative solutions.
Global Commitment to Food Security
Arreaga, on behalf of Guatemala, focused his address on highlighting the significant advancements in agricultural development and production achieved by MAGA through strategic interventions. These measures have played a pivotal role in enhancing food security in the country and serve as a model for other nations.
Key Policies for Food Security
Vice Minister Arreaga emphasized several vital programs instrumental in Guatemala’s success. These include the Strategic Food Reserve, which ensures emergency supplies; the Agricultural Stipend, which supports farmers; Agricultural Insurance, which safeguards against natural disasters; and investments in productive infrastructure and irrigation, which boost agricultural productivity.
Guatemala’s participation in this summit underscores its commitment to international collaboration to address global challenges such as food security. The Vice Minister expressed his country’s willingness to work with other countries and organizations to find practical solutions.
In a world affected by food insecurity, the proactive participation of leaders such as Vice Minister Arreaga proves the importance of global cooperation to ensure that everyone has access to nutritious and adequate food.