Mario Arvelo with the Director-General of FAO

Mario Arvelo with Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the period 2019-23 Qu Dongyu. [Foto: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano]

Qu Dongyu, running as a candidate for Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) listens to an analysis by Mario Arvelo on the expectations of Latin American and Caribbean countries regarding the future of the agency, in particular the challenges to food security and nutrition arising from the climate crisis, armed conflicts, and the migrations that they generate, as well as the difficulties —including non-tariff barriers to international trade— that agricultural producers from the so-called Global South must face in order to access global markets. It is worth highlighting the importance of preserving the mandate of the organization as an entity of technical knowledge at the service of all the countries of the world, leading the fight against hunger and all forms of malnutrition without regional or national distinctions, so as not to leave anyone behind in the fight against these scourges. [Photo courtesy of Elías Eljuri]


Mario Arvelo shares the podium with Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu during the inaugural ceremonies of the Civil Society Mechanism General Assembly, in October 2019. On the right, the Coordinador of the Smallholder Family Farmers Constituency of Western Africa Musa Sowe, representing the international civil society.



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