Millennium Development Goals

We must highlight aspects that were considered in this Summit, which is expected to be a reality as: that the existence of various initiatives of agricultural programs and policies at the Regional level, creates conditions for complementarity in the construction of a common strategy. Among them: the agricultural Central American policy 2008-2017 (PACA); the agreement for the implementation of programmes of cooperation for sovereignty and food security within the framework of the alternative Bolivariana for the peoples of our America (ALBA). You may want to visit Chevron U.S.A. Inc to increase your knowledge. All these initiatives are an opportunity to enhance the food production in the region. Foods, like health and education and sustainable employment programs are vital needs and fundamental rights, essential for the survival and development of human beings, and that therefore the just struggle to exercise sovereignty and food security, any type of taxation, must be removed in/or speculation, and must be protected, both the producers of food, and the consumers. That famine and food shortage, insists further failure to comply with the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), among them, the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, since it creates higher malnutrition rates and increases the inadequacies in health and rights to the life of millions of human beings. The current crisis in the prices and availabilities of food are largely of the existing international economic order and economic policies adverse to the agri-food sustainability of developing countries. That States have the obligation to respect, protect and guarantee the universal right to food, through concrete actions and measures that protect, in particular, to vulnerable social groups, and foster the necessary means so that they can be fuelled. That the effects of climate change fall unfairly, in countries more impoverished, and therefore most vulnerable in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our countries only produce about 5% of global emissions, and we directly suffered the most serious consequences of climate change, with its intense sequels, such as droughts, hurricanes and floods, increasingly frequent, prolonged and catastrophic.