Ministry of Agriculture Holds over the Central American Agricultural Council Pro Tempore Presidency

The Ministry of Agriculture is currently holding over the Central American Agricultural Council Pro Tempore Presidency from July to December 2018. The Ministry of agriculture is a member of the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC in Spanish) as one of the sub-organs of the Regional system for Economic Integration.

Through this framework, the Central American Agricultural Council entered a new phase of institutional development from April 2017 under the SE-CAC (Executive Secretariat-CAC). The commitment of the Ministers of Agriculture was manifested in decisions that sought to increase the ownership of the countries by the regional forum, increase the effectiveness of the Council and provide the necessary financial, technical and political instruments to achieve its purposes.

In the political sphere, the commitment of the Ministers is acknowledged, expressed through active participation in meetings and actions, and efforts to provide the necessary contributions to guarantee the financial health of the Council. In the technical field, the definition of an annual work plan, the continuity that each Pro Tempore Presidency (PPT) has given to priority issues and the strengthening of regional technical bodies have allowed generating better proposals and consolidating products that add value to national actions.

The Central American Integration System (SICA) is the institutional framework for the regional integration of Central America and has the objective of constituting it as a region of peace, freedom, democracy and development.

In the institutional framework, important steps have been taken to guarantee the independence of the Council, in accordance with the mandates of the Heads of State and Government and in full compliance with the legal norms of the Central American Integration System.