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
The Americas were still recovering from the multiple economic and social challenges triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic when war broke out in Ukraine, increasing global tensions. These two vastly distinct types of disasters underline how important human resilience is. Resilience was on our minds when we began examining the private sector's role during this disruptive and … [Read more...] about A resilient private sector puts forward an ambitious plan for sustainable and inclusive growth in the Americas
Lizeth Correa and her husband Jaime Ríos began exporting bananas and lemons from Colombia 14 years ago. Today, they sell over 150 products from at least six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including apples, onions, blackberries, and avocados. We are featuring their story in El Hub, the new podcast by ConnectAmericas for exporting small and medium-sized enterprises … [Read more...] about El Hub, a new podcast for exporting SMEs
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through the region, hemisphere business leaders grouped in the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) are working in coordination to bring private sector resources and capabilities to governments to tackle the health and economic emergency. Among the responses put forth by ABD – an initiative led by the private sector and facilitated by the … [Read more...] about Recommendations from the Americas Business Dialogue on tackling COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to wreak havoc on Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) trade and the integration, making it vital for governments to take appropriate measures to reduce its impact on the economy and life of its citizens. Over the last 100 years, there have been seven global pandemics (Spanish flu, Asian flu, Hong Kong flu, H1N1, SARS, MERS, and … [Read more...] about The impact of coronavirus trade and integration: what to do?