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Agriculture, Rural Communities, and Food Systems in the Americas

Council of the Americas will host a panel of experts to discuss comprehensive approaches to managing agriculture in Latin America.

3:30–5:00 pm ET

Cisco Webex
Online

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(Image: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture)

Overview

As the world looks to better manage food systems, digital technologies and scientific advances are transforming global agriculture. It is critical for the private sector to work together with producers, rural communities, and policymakers to ensure that food systems are sustainable and serve the needs of all stakeholders. No region has a greater stake in this effort than the Americas, home to a quarter of the world's agricultural land and the largest net exporter of agricultural products in the world.

Join us as we host a panel of experts who will discuss the need for a comprehensive approach to managing agriculture and food systems in the Americas.

Speakers:

  • Manuel Otero, Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Michael Kremer, 2019 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
  • Manuel Bravo, President and CEO of Bayer Mexico, and Head of Crop Science Business in the North Latin America Region
  • Saboto Scofield Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry & Labor, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Krysta Harden, CEO and President, U.S. Dairy Export Council
  • Steve Liston, Senior Director, Council of the Americas (moderator)

For more information and registration, please email jmerino@as-coa.org.


In collaboration with:

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Bayer Crop Science

Speakers

Manuel Bravo
President and CEO of Bayer Mexico, and Head of Crop Science Business in the North Latin America Region

Manuel Bravo is president and CEO of Bayer Mexico, and head of Crop Science business in the North Latin America Region (Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the countries of Central America and Caribbean.) Bravo is Mexican and has dedicated most of his career to...

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Krysta Harden
President & Chief Executive Officer U.S. Dairy Export Council

Krysta Harden is president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), she leverages experience with agriculture, sustainability, food policy and the federal government to help fulfill USDEC’s mission to promote dairy exports and enrich the well- being of people...

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Michael Kremer
2019 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Michael Kremer is a university professor in economics and the College and the Harris School of Public Policy at Chicago since 2020. He is the director of the Development Innovation Lab, recipient of the 2019 Nobel Laureate, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and...

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Manuel Otero
Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

Manuel Otero has a master's of science in agricultural development from the University of London, a masters in animal production from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), headquartered in Costa Rica, and is a qualified veterinarian from the...

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Saboto Scofield Caesa
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry & Labor, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Saboto Scofield Caesar is the minister of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, rural transformation, industry and labour for the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A lawyer by profession, Caesar was born and raised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is a community...

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Steve Liston
Senior Director, AS/COA, Washington, DC Office

Steve Liston is senior director at the Washington, DC office of the Council of the Americas, where he manages the Trade Advisory Group, trade policy, engagement with multilateral institutions, and member outreach. As a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Liston’s overseas postings...

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