Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas

San Jose, Costa Rica — 3rd-4th October, 2023

Dr. Lal traveled to Costa Rica from 3rd – 4th October 2023 as IICA Ambassador for Sustainable Development Issues to attend the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas. Attendees at this conference included several presidents, high-level national officials, senior international agency representatives, and world-renowned academics such as Dr. Lal himself. ​

The conference was held with the purpose of proposing and considering solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the sector, at a time when food security is at the top of the global agenda. Dr. Lal’s lecture, entitled Carbon Farming: A New Crop for Addressing Climate Change played a big role in the discussions had at the conference.