Statement by Governments

In the view of all the countries, the Report makes a valuable and important contribution to our understanding of knowledge, science, and technology for development, based on recognition of the need to deepen our understanding of the challenges that lie ahead. This assessment is a constructive exercise and makes an important contribution that all countries need to develop further in order to ensure that agricultural knowledge, science, and technology achieve their potential, with a view to attaining the goals of sustainable development and poverty and hunger reduction, thereby

improving the quality of rural life and human health and facilitating equitable development in a way that is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.

         Based on this declaration, the following governments accept the Latin America and the Caribbean Report:

Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay (10 countries).