IPC organizations are present and active in:
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela
The IPC in the region
Facilitator: Eva Gamboa – Enlace Continental de Mujeres Indígenas de las Américas (ECMIA), Argentina
Alternate: Alberto Broch – Confederación de Organizaciones de Productores Familiares del Mercosur Ampliado (COPROFAM), Brazil
Rodolfo Gonzalez Greco – Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC – La Vía Campesina), Argentina
In the region, the IP is represented by the Alianza por la Soberanía Alimentaria de los pueblos de América Latina y el Caribe (Alliance for Food Sovereignty of the Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean). It brings together 23 regional and continental networks, movements and organizations, and 11 national organizations of peasants, artisanal fishing, family agriculture, rural workers, youth, indigenous peoples, afro-descendants, agroecological movements, human rights and environmentalists.
The Alianza emerges from a historical process of almost two decades of collective construction, which culminated with its foundation in March 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It consolidated its commitment and the path to follow during its First Assembly on August 5 and 6, 2013 in Bogotá, Colombia.
What do we do?
> Strategic axes:
Food Sovereignty and the Right to Food
Defence of our Territories and struggle for a Comprehensive Agrarian Reform
Defence of our Biodiversity, patrimony of the people
Preservation of ancestral knowledge
Fighting climate change
Right to work, decent employment, and fair wage
> To read more: Declaration of the First Assembly of the Alianza
¡Construyendo la Unidad de los pueblos latinoamericanos y caribeños para la Soberanía Popular y Alimentaria!
Building the Unity of the Latin American and Caribbean Peoples for People and Food Sovereignty!
Regional Consultation of the CSOs
The FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LARC) is an official forum where Ministers of Agriculture and other high officials from all Member States in the region meet to debate challenges related to food and agriculture, thus promoting regional coherence.
Representatives of regional, interregional and international organizations, as well as from civil society and private sector, are invited as observers to the conferences.
The Regional Conference is organized every two years and is preceded by a Regional Consultation of Civil Society Organizations.
> Next CSOs Regional Consultation: 26 – 27 of March 2020 in Panama.
> Next LARC: 36th FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2020, Nicaragua.
> Last CSOs Regional Consultation: VI Consulta y Conferencia Regional de los Pueblos, Movimientos Sociales y ONGs por la Soberanía Alimentaria y la Justicia Social, from the 31st of January to the 2nd of February 2018, Kuna Yala, Panama.
> Last LARC: FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, 5 – 8 of March 2018. Montego Bay, Jamaica.