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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

​Límite: XX delegados

Committee Chairs

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Álvaro Caldera

FAO of the UN Description

Despite the wonderful natural resources and agriculture, in Latin America, many people suffer from food insecurity due to several reasons. You might even be suffering from food insecurity and might not be aware of it. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. 

In this committee we want you to dive into the heart of Latin America, the use of its natural resources, and the effects it has on people, its economy and health.

Committee Description

TOPIC A: The economic effects of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Air, soil, and water pollution are increasingly threatening food production and supply, increasing the levels of food insecurity, thus, the challenge of ending world hunger and malnutrition is more difficult than ever. As delegates, you will debate the consequences pollution has had on food insecurity in Latin America, especially within impoverished communities, and find solutions to this urgent issue.

TOPIC B: Food insecurity and pollution within impoverished communities.

Climate change has direct and indirect effects on agricultural productivity including changing rainfall patterns, drought, flooding, and the geographical redistribution of pests and diseases. However, it is rarely mentioned how climate change has a direct and indirect impact on our region’s economy and even rarer how it can be solved. It is common knowledge that climate change affects our biodiversity and planet earth in general but it never goes beyond that. It is thought that investing in a green future is expensive though some don’t realize it is actually cheaper than letting the current state of the world worsen.