Next September 30th, 2020, the Latin America Climakers community, including farmers and other stakeholders, will convene digitally for a special regional workshop “Farmers’ Solutions to Climate Crisis: Latin American Stories in the era of COVID19″.

Jointly organised by the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and the International Cooperation and Development Fund of Taiwan (Taiwan ICDF), this one-day digital event aims at collecting, discussing and validating farmers’ best practices and solutions to climate change from Latin America, in times of COVID-19 pandemic. The event will start at 4 PM CEST.


The event will be moderated by Arianna Giuliodori, Secretary General, World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO).


4:00 – 4:15 PM Opening

  • H.E Jose Angel Lopez Camposeco, Minister of Agriculture Guatemala
  • H.E Mauricio Guevara Pinto, Minister of Agriculture Honduras
  • H.E Edward Centeno, Minister of Agriculture Nicaragua
  • H.E Moisés Santiago Bertoni, Minister of Agriculture Paraguay
  • Dr Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO)
  • H.E Ambassador Timothy T. Y. Hsiang, Secretary General, International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF)

4.15 – 5.00 PM Session I – Addressing climate change in the agricultural sector, in times of COVID 19 pandemic: sharing the farmers’ practices

  • Mr Josue Raxtu, President, ALIAR farmer’s cooperation in Guatemala
  • Mr Emanuel Hernández, Vice president, Association of Producers of Intibucá (APRAIN) in Honduras
  • Ms Yadira Nerexi Gonzalez, President, Oyster cooperative in Ecuador
  • Mr Julio Adolfo Lara Mendieta, President, Carazo seed bank in Nicaragua
  • Mr Daniel Juan, President, Cayo District Sheep Farmers Organization in Belize
  • Mr Aldo David Cabrera Ayala, President, Orchid production and marketing group in Paraguay
  • Ms Barbara Adalgiza Nogueira Lopes, Advisor at International Relations Office, CNA, Brazil

5.00 – 5:15 PM Q&A from the audience

5.15 – 6.15 PM Session II – Needs of the Region and potential opportunities for scaling up regional best practices

5.15 – 5.30 PM Experts insights

  • Mr Hernan Danery Alvarado, Chief Financial Officer, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI): Financial services in POST-COVID19
  • Mr Efraín Medina Guerra, Executive Director, Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA)
  • Mr Tomas Y. C. Peng, Specialist, Taiwan Technical Mission in Nicaragua:  Integrated climate smart agricultural technologies

5.30 – 6.15 PM High-Level Panel discussion

  • Ms Deissy Martínez Barón, Regional Program Leader for Latin America, CCAFS
  • Mr Martien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank
  • Mr Diego Risso, Director, Seed Association of Americas (SAA)
  • Mr Alberto Broch, President, Confederación de Organizaciones de Productores Familiares del Mercosur Ampliado (COPROFAM)
  • Mr José Ángel Coto Hernández, Deputy Coordinator, Programa Diálogo Regional Rural (PDRR), El Salvador
  • Mr Raul Roccatagliata, Technical Advisor, F.A.R.M.
  • Mr Moises Osorto Caceres, Member of Committee for America, World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP)
  • Ms Agustina Diaz Valdez, WFO Gymnasium Alumni and Young Farmer, Sociedad Rural Argentina (SRA)

6.15 – 6.25 PM Q&A from the audience

6.25 – 6.30 PM Conclusion

  • Mr Alex L. J. Shyy, Deputy Secretary General, International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF)
  • Dr Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO)