UNIDO to further strengthen fishery value chains in Latin America

UNIDO to further strengthen fishery value chains in Latin America

VIENNA, 18 July 2018 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will organize a technical workshop on improving the productivity and competitiveness of fishery value chains in Latin America within the overall framework of the Latin American and Caribbean Aquaculture fair (LACQUA 2018), which will take place from from 23 to 26 October 2018 in Bogota.

“Over the last years, we analyzed the current productive integration of different actors of the shrimp value chain, as well as each country’s sector development strategy”, said Diego Masera, Chief of UNIDO’s Latin America and the Caribbean Division. “As a result, we developed a digital platform for regional cooperation and set up national committees for value chain coordination in each of the countries; this technical workshop will further allow policymakers and technical experts to exchange information and knowledge”.

Concurrently, UNIDO, along its national governmental counterparts in Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico and Nicaragua, will convene to formulate a Regional Continuity Action Plan. This plan will strengthen the existing regional integration mechanisms and enhance the overall productive integration of the shrimp value chain at local and regional levels. It is also expected that strong linkages with potential public and private partners will be initiated during LACQUA 2018 to scale-up and mainstream related activities in the region.

LACQUA 2018 is organized by the LAC Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and will be co-hosted by the Colombian Federation of Aquaculture (FEDEACUA) as well as the National University of Colombia.

For more information, please contact:

Alejandro Rivera Rojas

Programme Officer

UNIDO Latin America and the Caribbean Division