• Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas

XIX Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA)

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Andine Region, North Region, Central Region, Eastern Caribbean Regions, Caribbean Region, South Region
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The Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) is one of the governing bodies of IICA.

Every two years, the Ministers of the 34 member countries that make up this Board meet to discuss issues of interest to agriculture and to the Institute.

This year, they will meet at IICA's headquarters in Costa Rica. Among these activities, they will receive the results report of the Director General, Victor M. Villalobos for the period 2010-2017, and will elect a new Director General who will be in charge of IICA until 2022.


Wednesday 25 October
10:30 a.m.Opening ceremony
11:00 a.m.Keynote Address “Henry Wallace´s Legacy and Influence on the Future of Agriculture”
11:45 a.m.Unveiling of memorial in honor of Henry A. Wallace
3:15 p.m.Report of the Director General for the period 2010-2017
4:45 p.m.Outlook for agriculture and rural development in the Americas: A perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2017-2018
Thursday 26 October
03:30 a.m.Election of Director General of IICA for the period 2018-2022
10:45 a.m.Launch of the exhibition “Portrayal of Agriculture in the Americas”
*Some internal events were removed from the agenda
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