Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has a unique opportunity to meet the expected growth in global demand for agrifood products. The region accounts for 14% of global food production and 45% of net international trade in agrifood products. The importance of these products to LAC’s economies is undeniable: agrifood systems account for between 9% and 35% of the region’s GDP … [Read more...] about Trade to feed the world: A strategic agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin American countries are known to experience difficulties in integrating into the international economy. Numerous studies bear witness to this while recommending various policies to promote the advancement of productive internationalization in the region. Despite their potential benefits, the recommended policies can only be implemented in the presence of certain state … [Read more...] about How to Support Productive Internationalization in Latin America?
The Amazon Summit (August 8 and 9) represents a remarkable historical moment by bringing together dignitaries from Amazonian countries, local communities and key stakeholders in the search for solutions to the multidimensional challenges of this vital region renowned for its biodiversity and critical role in global climate regulation. This meeting eloquently highlights the … [Read more...] about The Integration of the Amazon Region: 14,000 km of Opportunities
Brazil nuts, which are native to the Amazon basin, are becoming well-known around the world for their high nutrient content and health benefits. They help regulate the thyroid gland, strengthen the heart and brain function, and support the immune system. However, even in consumer countries that already appreciate the benefits of Brazil nuts, like the Republic of Korea … [Read more...] about Amazonian biobusiness: a major opportunity for Peru
Ports in Latin America still largely follow the typical industrial model, functioning as maritime terminals in the sea-land interface and with a greater focus on managing concessions and their own infrastructure. Some of the more modern ports also act as transportation and distribution centers. Today, for ports to play a truly instrumental role in integration and trade, they … [Read more...] about From Ports to Innovation Ecosystems: A Critical Transformation