Costa Rica Defines Its National Food Security Policies

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) participate this week in the 33rd FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Santiago de Chile which attempts to define public policies on food security and competitiveness.

    “The country now counts on public policies that promote agricultural competitiveness and food security for the country. This ultimately gives clear guidance to support food and agriculture,” said José Emilio Suadi, FAO representative in Costa Rica.

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    According to FAO, Costa Rica has also initiated its way to the definition of a law promoting the right to food through the bill presented to the Legislature last October called “general law of state food programs and nutrition for children and adolescents “.

    Gloria Abraham Peralta, Minister of Agriculture, said that from the beginning of her administration she was aware of the importance of farming and the need to define public policy, repositioning family farming and land management.

    Other favorable areas for the country is investing more than $16 billion by the MAG in financial transfers for the implementation of 117 projects that contribute to strengthening business and the development of more productive infrastructure.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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