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    Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in LAC

    By Keith R | May 5, 2009

    Topics: Sustainable Agriculture | No Comments »

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    I am in New York attending the Seventh Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17). This Session is focused on the thematic cluster of agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification and Africa. As is the case with the opening day of most such international fora, today all too many opening speeches and statements I won’t bore you with here.

    There was one presentation, however, I think worth sharing with the readers of The Temas Blog. Late in the morning the the UN’s various regional commissions were asked for a brief panorama of the current state of affairs in their region regarding this year’s themes. I think some of the points made by the representative of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division are worth noting here, as food for thought (remember, these are her words, not mine):


    * The MDGs are a set of socioeconomic goals nations agreed at the UN to reach by 2025. I’ve covered here in The Temas Blog the global progress reports on reaching the water and sanitation MDGs, and the recent special report on meeting the health-related MDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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