Latin American Farmers’ Congress Concludes in Cuba

Havana, June 30 (Prensa Latina) After five days of debates, the 7th Congress of the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) closes Sunday in Havana with an agenda to foster unity, agrarian reform in the region and other demands.

Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO, will participate in the closing session of the forum.

Food sovereignty, the construction of socialism, equal rights between men and women, as well as youth work were other issues discussed during the meeting, with the participation of some 350 delegates from more than 20 countries.

For the President of the National Association of Small Farmers of Cuba, Rafael Santiesteban, CLOC is a social force present in all spaces of the continent.

One of the objectives of the forum is to exchange experiences in the search for a more just, equitable and humane world, he stressed.

CLOC, created in 1994, fosters solidarity, economic relations of equality, gender parity and social justice, as well as unity among its members, food sovereignty and sustainable agricultural production, among other issues.

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